Information Culture as a Valuable Element of Strategic Information Management

Abiodun Akinyemi, Bilge Erdogan, Frédéric Bosché, Derek O'Neil

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Abstract

This study proposes a strategy development framework for information management in a construction business. The framework covers the typical project lifecycle of a construction business which includes work winning and delivery. It incorporates a cultural analysis approach that covers the range of cultural manifestations expected in organisations. The approach also combines qualitative and quantitative research techniques. Application of the proposed framework for the development of information management strategy in a leading construction business showed that examining the information culture of the leadership and staff of the organisation is helpful in exposing the relevant informational issues. The case study also helped to validate that the proposed framework is a viable method for identifying and resolving informational issues inherent in construction organisations. Lastly, considering that the information management strategy developed in this study is for a typical construction business, other companies in the same domain will find the resource valuable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)700-719
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Information Technology in Construction
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Construction
  • Culture
  • Information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Science Applications

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