The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives

Organizational Learning and Knowledge Processes: A Critical Review

Organizational Learning and Knowledge Processes: A Critical Review
Krista PettitMary CrossanDusya Vera

More than 25 years ago, organizational learning (OL) was proposed as a fundamental strategic process and the only sustainable competitive advantage of the future (DeGues, 1988). In the current chapter, we adapt the definition provided by Vera, Crossan, and Apaydin (2010) to acknowledge the critical role of emotion in OL – ‘organizational learning is the process of change in individual and shared thought, emotion and action, which is affected by and embedded in the institutions of the organization’ (2010:154). This definition is purposefully broad, reflecting a multi-level perspective. A variety of approaches to OL coexist, and the purpose here is not to synthesize the different approaches ...

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