Knowledge Transfer And Management In The Construction Industry: Trends And Future Challenges


  • Taofeeq Durojaiye Moshood School of Built Environment, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Funmilayo Ebun Rotimi Built Environment Engineering, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • James Olabode Bamidele Rotimi School of Built Environment, Massey University, New Zealand


Knowledge management, Knowledge transfer, Knowledge share, Barriers, Construction industry


This study aims to determine the current issues associated with the transfer of knowledge in the construction industry published between 1987 and December 2021 to provide insights and ideas for future research. A total of 1240 publications were analysed to offer metadata analysis, and these papers were extracted from the Scopus database. The insights gained from analysing papers from Scopus databases are presented along with classifications of the literature based on content analyses, including conceptual understanding, barriers and facilitators, a collaborative effort with knowledge management and other optimisation models, and evaluation of knowledge management practices and performance. The study's findings show a declining trend in research on drivers or obstacles analysis of knowledge management. In contrast, there is a growing trend in applying mathematical optimisation models to enhance decision-making in pursuing knowledge management performance.

Furthermore, the study's findings reveal a steady increase in assessing knowledge management techniques and performance over time. Contributions by disciplines are identified, and the most significant authors, leading journals, leading nations, leading contributing institutions, and leading contributing institutions. The study's results and future research possibilities open up a new channel for further inquiry and contribution to this subject.