oa South African Journal of Information Management - Knowledge management and the JSE-listed construction sector companies

Volume 8 Number 4
  • ISSN : 2078-1865
  • E-ISSN: 1560-683X



The construction industry represents a significant part of any country's economic activity and knowledge management is considered vital for the survival of organizations. If construction companies made more effective use of their knowledge as their source of competitive advantage, their long-term survival and competitiveness would remain intact. The objective of the research was to assess the extent to which those construction companies who at the time of the research were listed on the South African Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) (Aveng, Basil Read, Concor, Group 5, Murray and Roberts, and WBHO) were using knowledge management, based on a set of criteria in the research instrument. The findings of the research were that the sector as a whole displayed a relatively low level of maturity in the deployment of knowledge management and a number of recommendations were made to improve the performance of the sector in that regard.

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