A paper co-authored by Professor Charles Egbu has been highlighted by the International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation (IJBPA) in a virtual issue celebrating the journal’s 40th anniversary.
‘Knowledge management for sustainable competitiveness in small and medium surveying practices’, published in 2005, has been selected as one of the ten most influential and topical papers included in the journal’s history.
The paper was co-authored by Dr Subashini Suresh, currently Reader and Director for Postgraduate Research Programme at the University of Wolverhampton, and Dr Suresh Renukappa, currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton.
Based on a thorough review of literature and field study, the paper presents and discusses the importance of managing knowledge for sustainable competitive advantage in small and medium-sized enterprises in the construction industry.
The IJBPA notes that the ten papers selected for its anniversary issue reflect “the emerging technological, environmental and societal challenges of sustaining resilient buildings in all world regions”.
During his career, Professor Egbu was Dean of the School of Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University and Head of the School of Built Environment at the University of Salford. He also held academic posts at University College London, Glasgow Caledonian University and Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan). His first Degree was in Quantity Surveying and his Doctorate was obtained in the area of Construction Project Management.
Professor Egbu joined Leeds Trinity University as Vice-Chancellor in 2020, having previously held the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Experience at the University of East London.
Professor Charles Egbu said: “I am delighted to see that ‘Knowledge management for sustainable competitiveness in small and medium surveying practices’, the paper I co-authored in 2005, has been recognised by the International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation as one of the ten most influential and topical papers included over the last 40 years.
“I am proud to have contributed to a wide variety of publications over the course of my career, and to have supervised and examined PhD candidates worldwide. Research is a key area of focus for us at Leeds Trinity University and we are working to increase the economic, social and cultural impact of our activities as we inform public debate, engage and collaborate.”
Professor Malcolm Todd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, added: “We are very proud to see the Vice-Chancellor’s previous work recognised by this prestigious journal.
“Research, Impact and Innovation is a key pillar of Leeds Trinity University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2026 and we are committed to building a Positive Research culture that champions a creative and collaborative approach. I hope that this recent recognition for Professor Egbu and his co-authors will help to drive this ambition forward within our institution.”
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