Relational Capital in Wider Disseminating Construction Project Knowledge (pp. 115-134)
Authors: Sepani Senaratne and Kushan Balasuriya
Abstract: The nature of knowledge generated within construction projects is more experience-based. This study investigates the role of relational capital in enabling wider-dissemination of construction project knowledge. The case study research method was employed using two large-scale contracting organisations in Sri Lanka. Data was collected through five semi-structured interviews targeting middle-level managers of from each. The findings revealed several types of strong informal social networks hidden within construction organisations. These networks had led to build relational capital to considerable extent within these organisations and enabled better knowledge dissemination. It is hoped that these research findings can be generalised to other traditional construction industries in similar settings.