`This body of knowlege should be of interest to human resource management specialists. ...[and] to those who are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of corporate learning and what a learning organisations is. Indeed, [it]... will appeal ...to academics as it offers a useful introduction ....and offers some pointers for devising human resource management strategies' - Peter Trim, University of London, British Academy of Management News `Drs Richard C Huseman and Jon P Goodman set forth a strategic model for conceptualizing and leveraging knowledge that is invaluable for executives who want to capture, share, and leverage the power of knowledge assets.' - Thomas Sattelberger, Corpora
Chapter 2: The Impact of Change on Corporate America
The Impact of Change on Corporate America
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing.
Change can build quietly, remaining unnoticed until it explodes onto the scene, challenging the very paradigms on which your company has built its most successful systems. Never has change affected American corporations to the degree that it has during this past decade. Igor Ansoff refers to this change as discontinuous when a corporation “makes a departure from the market which it knows how to serve, from the technology on which the firm's products are based, or from the geographical, economic, cultural, social, or political settings in which it knows how to do business.”1 At ...