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Enhancing sustainability practice through ICT-enabled innovation knowledge management

Gomez, Christy Pathrose (2011) Enhancing sustainability practice through ICT-enabled innovation knowledge management. In: First Annual International Conference on Society, Technology and Sustainable Development, 3-5 June 2011, Kochi, Kerala, India.


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Currently, in Malaysia sustainability issues are still very much underlined by the scope required under Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approvals and the Environmental Management Systems (EMS) requirements based on the demands of the Department of Environment (DOE). Additionally, the MS 1525:2007 on the practice of energy efficiency and use of non-renewable energy for new construction projects as well as the acquisition of green rated designed buildings are not mandatory. The focus of such requirements are seen as being minimalist, and can only serve to ensure limited negative effects on the immediate project environment. Taking the case of Malaysia as a developing country, the level of awareness regarding the impacts of unsustainable practices in the construction sector is noticeably significant, however the efforts towards sustainability attainment is rather low. Taking the view that developing countries have a greater possibility to shift towards the implementation of a new development model based on higher innovation capability, this paper outlines a sustainability capacity model to be implemented for new residential developments based on a proposed Innovation Knowledge Management Methodology (IKM2). A key feature of this initiative is the open-source characteristic component. The argument towards this principle is based on neo-Schumpeterian economics, and the notion that innovation is a key enabler for sustainability attainment. Here, innovation competition is seen to take the place of price competition as the coordinating mechanism of interest

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; knowledge management; innovation; sustainability indicators; neo-Schumpeterian economics
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 01:08
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 01:08
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6816
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