The Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management / Edition 1

The Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management / Edition 1

by Mark Easterby-Smith, Marjorie A. Lyles
     
 

This is the state-of-the-art, international handbook for a field of inquiry that is still emergent and yet occupies a central position in contemporary management and organization theory. Marjorie Lyles at the University of Indiana and Mark Easterby-Smith at Lancaster University, UK, draw together analyses and critical commentary from the leading experts on

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This is the state-of-the-art, international handbook for a field of inquiry that is still emergent and yet occupies a central position in contemporary management and organization theory. Marjorie Lyles at the University of Indiana and Mark Easterby-Smith at Lancaster University, UK, draw together analyses and critical commentary from the leading experts on organizational learning and knowledge management around the world. Links are made to existing bodies of theory in the root disciplines of economics, psychology and social theory, while the challenging implications for research and future paths of inquiry are outlined and discussed.

  • The definitive up-to-date guide to the field.
  • Original contributions by the leading scholars of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management world-wide.
  • Editors internationally recognised authorities.
  • Handbook shows links between 'knowledge' and 'learning' literatures.
  • Indicates paths for future research and inquiry.
  • 'Must Have' reference source for all scholars in this field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226727
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/16/2003
Pages:
700
Product dimensions:
3.94(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Foreword
1Introduction: Watersheds of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management1
2Psychological Perspectives Underlying Theories of Organizational Learning19
3Social Learning Theory: Learning as Participation in Social Processes38
4Knowledge Sharing and ICTs: A Relational Perspective54
5Knowledge Management: What Can Organizational Economics Contribute?78
6Knowledge Management: The Information Technology Dimension104
7Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: Toward an Integrative Framework122
8Organizations as Learning Portfolios145
9Intersubjectivity and Community Building: Learning to Learn Organizationally161
10Understanding Outcomes of Organizational Learning Interventions185
11The Impact of Intercultural Communication on Global Organizational Learning212
12Knowledge Seeking FDI and Learning across Borders233
13Beyond Alliances: Towards a Meta-Theory of Collaborative Learning253
14Absorptive Capacity: Antecedents, Models, and Outcomes278
15Knowledge Management and Competitive Advantage305
16Narrative Knowledge in Action: Adaptive Abduction as a Mechanism for Knowledge Creation and Exchange in Organizations324
17Dominant Logic, Knowledge Creation, and Managerial Choice343
18Innovation and Knowledge Management: Scanning, Sourcing, and Integration356
19Knowledge Sharing and the Communal Resource372
20Organizational Forgetting393
21Do We Really Understand Tacit Knowledge?410
22Knowledge and Networks428
23The Political Economy of Knowledge Markets in Organizations454
24Barriers to Creating Knowledge473
25Discourses of Knowledge Management and the Learning Organization: Their Production and Consumption495
26Stickiness: Conceptualizing, Measuring, and Predicting Difficulties in the Transfer of Knowledge within Organizations513
27Social Identity and Organizational Learning535
28Emotionalizing Organizational Learning557
29Learning from Organizational Experience575
30Deliberate Learning and the Evolution of Dynamic Capabilities601
31Semantic Learning as Change Enabler: Relating Organizational Identity and Organizational Learning623
32Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: Agendas for Future Research639
Index653

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