ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 700-719, http://www.itcon.org/2021/38

Information culture as a valuable element of strategic information management

DOI:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.038
submitted:September 2020
revised:June 2021
published:October 2021
editor(s):Amor R
authors:Abiodun Akinyemi, Knowledge Transfer Associate,
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK;
a.akinyemi@hw.ac.uk

Bilge Erdogan, Associate Professor,
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK;
b.erdogan@hw.ac.uk

Frédéric Bosché, Senior Lecturer in Infrastructure Programme Management,
School of Engineering, Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK;
f.bosche@ed.ac.uk

Derek O’Neil, Head of Planning,
Careys Civil Engineering, Glasgow, UK;
Derek.ONeil@careysplc.co.uk
summary: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.
keywords:information, culture, construction
full text: (PDF file, 0.673 MB)
citation:Akinyemi A, Erdogan B, Bosché F, O’Neil D (2021). Information culture as a valuable element of strategic information management, ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 700-719, https://doi.org/10.36680/j.itcon.2021.038