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The "organization linkage" concept is relatively new. This book provides a unique and very valuable approach to the study of organizations - how do actions among individuals and groups affect (or not affect) organizations as a whole, and vice versa. This ground-breaking book shows how to bridge the gap between the traditional micro and macro camps of organizational studies.

Organizational Learning
Organizational learning

This chapter applies the tools for organizational linkage analysis to the area of organizational learning. Although there has been interest in organizational learning for more than 20 years (Argyris & Schon, 1978), it has clearly come to the center stage of organizational research in the 1990s (Miner & Mezias, 1996; Sitkin, Sutcliffe, & Weick, 1998; Weick & Westley, 1996). The presence of a growing number of empirical studies makes it an attractive area for exploring organizational linkage questions. It also is an area in which I have been doing empirical research over the last 5 or 6 years, and there have been some central questions that have puzzled me and others with whom I have worked (Goodman & Darr, 1998; Goodman & ...

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