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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 ...

Individual and Organizational Learning at the Executive Level: Towards a Research Agenda
Individual and organizational learning at the executive level: Towards a research agenda

Without much prompting, most workers in formalized organizations can describe a set of superstitions, beliefs and maxims about ‘how you get ahead around here’. These stories are usually based upon a mixture of fact, conjecture, local myth and archetypal legend (Morgan, 1986). Workers at all levels from a variety of institutions and companies will have within their repertoire at least one tale describing ‘the right place, right time’; ‘the lucky break’; ‘the mistake that turned into an unexpected success’, and so on. A common example of these phrases is the maxim about how to get ahead': ‘it's not what you know, but ...

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