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Dr Le Chen

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Construction and Project Management

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Name
Dr Le Chen
Position(s)
Visiting Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Construction and Project Management
Discipline *
Building
Phone
+61 7 3138 1151
Fax
+61 7 3138 1170
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
LinkedIn
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University), Master of Business Administration (University of Sydney), Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Griffith University)

Keywords

Knowledge Management, Organisational Learning, Innovation Management, Project Governance, Project Management, Procurement, Collaborative Contracting

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr. Le Chen is a visiting fellow in the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Science and Engineering Faculty.

Le’s research primarily focuses on performance implications of organisational governance mechanisms and routines at both organisational- and project-level.

One research direction is to study knowledge governance mechanisms and learning routines organisations use to drive their capability evolution in a dynamic market.  The empirical contexts include project-based organisations such as construction firms, and non-project-based organisations such as manufacturing firms. Within the construction context, joint learning of project stakeholders develops project delivery models to suit market need. For example, knowledge governance mechanisms and learning routines of construction organisations help increase the effectiveness of ICT applications, in particular BIM implementation. Joint learning of construction organisations also develops collaborative approaches for green building project delivery.

Another research direction is to study governance issues related to construction supply chain integration. This direction focus on how hybrid mechanisms, which combine market mechanisms, hierarchical mechanisms, and network mechanisms, facilitate the integration of construction supply chain. For example, hybrid mechanisms in collaborative infrastructure delivery; project governance mechanisms that facilitate the application of BIM; hybrid mechanisms facilitate green building delivery.

To support evidenced-based learning and teaching practice, Le also studies topics associated with work-integrated-learning, and the engagement of engineering students in studying management topics.

This information has been contributed by Dr Le Chen.

Publications


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Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Emerald Literati Network 2016 Awards for Excellence. Journal article entitled "Collaborative learning model of infrastructure construction: a capability perspective" published in Construction Innovation was chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner.
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2015
Details
Review for: Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management; Construction Management and Economics; Automation in Construction; Management, Procurement and Law (published by the Institution of Civil Engineers, http://www.ice.org.uk); International Journal of Production Economics; Information and Management.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Emerald Literati Network 2014 Awards for Excellence, The Outstanding Reviewer of Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Emerald Literati Network 2009 Awards for Excellence Journal article entitled Impact of organisational and technical environments on knowledge management within construction organisations in 'Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management' was chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2008
Details
Emerald Literati Network 2008 Awards for Excellence Journal article entitled Empirical study of interactions between knowledge management activities published in 'Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management' was chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2007
Details
High Achiever Award for Outstanding Research Publication during PhD Candidature,Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2005
Details
High Achiever Award for Best Performance in Early Research High Degree (RHD) work,Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia.