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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 ...

From Organizational Learning to the Learning Organization
From organizational learning to the learning organization
AmyEdmondson and BertrandMoingeon

To remain viable in an environment characterized by uncertainty and change, organizations and individuals alike depend upon an ability to learn. Yesterday's knowledge and skills are vulnerable to obsolescence, and future success requires flexibility, responsiveness and new capabilities. Yet psychological and organizational factors conspire to make organizations and their members resist change and miss opportunities to create preferred futures. These sources of resistance, as well as strategies for overcoming them, have been explored under the broad rubric of organizational learning by a diverse group of researchers, including practicing managers (e.g. de Geuss, 1988; Stata, 1989) and scholars from fields as diverse as organizational behavior (Argyris, 1982; Levitt and March, 1988; ...

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