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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 ...

The Learning Organization: An Undelivered Promise
The learning organization: An undelivered promise
BenteElkjaer

‘Any moral theory which is seriously influenced by current psychological theory is bound to emphasize states of consciousness, an inner private life, at the expense of acts which have public meaning and which incorporate and exact social relationships.’ (Dewey, 1922, c. 1983: 61)

When the Danish public enterprise, Administrative Case Consideration (ACC),1 in the mid-1990s launched a project on developing a learning organization, they did not anticipate that one of their professional employees five years later would contend ‘it is a long time since the learning organization has been mentioned!’ If they had known, they would probably not have spent the time, energy, and money to pursue the development of a learning organization. Now, how ...

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