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The scholarship of management teaching and learning has established itself as a field in its own right, and this benchmark Handbook is the first to provide an account of the discipline. Original chapters from leading international academics identify the key issues and map out where the discipline is going. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the given topic area, highlights current debate, and reviews the emerging research agenda.

Collective Learning and Knowledge Transfer
Collective learning and knowledge transfer
Abstract

In this chapter a conception of learning is proposed for both the individual and the collective that is able to answer many of the difficulties traditionally raised about this distinction in the organizational learning and knowledge management literatures. This conception derives from contemporary explanations of human information processing, developed in contemporary cognitive neuroscience. Also known as the theory of distributed cognition, this account acknowledges the social and contextual features of human cognition, and therefore presents the beginnings of a new theory of collective learning. Such a theory also allows us to recast the traditional understanding of knowledge transfer, premised on the classical view of cognition and information processing, which turns out as too narrow to explain ...

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