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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 ...

Knowing, Managing and Learning: A Dynamic Managerial Epistemology
Knowing, managing and learning: A dynamic managerial epistemology
J.-C.Spender
Introduction

Global competition, persistent recession and vast social, economic and industrial restructuring remind us that today's managers face new times and need to know new things. Yet management education, ostensibly designed to equip managers to deal with the world, seems to have changed little in recent years. Although there are numerous imaginative initiatives, there is, for the most part, an underlying uniformity among the educational offerings. Indeed most providers seem uninterested in developing their product in any radical way, being more taken up with the problems of continued expansion as management studies remains a major growth area in higher education. This growth continues despite complaints about the content of business education ...

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