`A valuable resource for academics and practitioners in management and corporate strategy, as well as those involved in mangement training and development' - European Foundation for Management Development 'The editors' overall assessment is that there has been insufficient dialogue between the two camps of action research and theorizing.... As a contribution to mapping this divided house, the text is an apt illustration of these problems. The editor's overview is of interest...' - Stephen Gibb, University of Strathclyde, MCB University Press The debates surrounding concepts of `organizational learning' and the `learning organization' receive a welcome synthezis in this book. Inte

Organizational Learning: Current Debates and Opportunities

Organizational learning: Current debates and opportunities
MarkEasterby-Smith and LuisAraujo

The idea of organizational learning has been present in the management studies literature for decades, but it has only become widely recognized in the past ten years. For example, Crossan and Guatto's (1996) survey of the literature shows that as many academic contributions in this area were published in 1993 than in the whole of the 1980s. Landmark publications such as the special issue of Organization Science (Vol. 2, No. 1, 1991) and its updated version published in Cohen and Sproull (1996) have significantly contributed to raising the profile and generating interest in the topic of organizational learning.

Two developments have been highly significant in the growth of the field. First it has ...

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