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This volume brings together some of the best writing published in the journal Management Learning since its re-launch under this title in 1994. The selection very much reflects the mission of the journal to act as a showcase for innovative, international and interdisciplinary work which covers a wide gamut of issues connected to management, organizations, learning and knowledge. The field of management learning, widely drawn in this way, brings together some of the key preoccupations within several areas of management, organization studies and social science more generally. Learning and knowledge have become central themes within thee areas for several reasons, both practical and theoretical. These include the way that organizational learning is seen as a key source of competitive advantage, and the wider analysis that ...

Project-Based Learning: Building Communities of Reflective Practitioners
Project-based learning: Building communities of reflective practitioners
KarenAyas and NickZeniuk

Is there a path to sustainable growth of learning capabilities within an organization? Can we meet the challenge of thinking, reasoning, and acting beyond the short term? Can projects enable or facilitate the creation and diffusion of knowledge and innovative practices beyond individuals, specific teams or projects?

These are the questions we set out to explore based on two complementary perspectives: stories from the field by Nick Zeniuk (a former project manager in Ford Motor Company) and findings from action research conducted by Karen Ayas in Fokker Aircraft. Drawing from research findings and practice, we hope to bring in the voice of a practitioner/consultant and a researcher in addressing these questions.

Whether ...

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