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

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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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"The handbook shows perfectly what has been achieved in the field of KM and OL, but also clearly demonstrates the gaps in our research and the need to start a dialogue, to fight and unite, to build bridges between old and emerging management disciplines." Organization Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631226727
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/16/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 3.94 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Easterby-Smith is Associate Dean and Director of theGraduate Management School at Lancaster University. He was founderof the international journal Management Learning and isinternationally renowned for his published work on organizationallearning and management research methods. Currently he isVice-Chair of the British Academy of Management.

Marjorie A. Lyles is Professor of International StrategicManagement and the Kimball Faculty Fellow at the Indiana UniversityKelley School of Business, USA. She has worked in Europe, China,and the USA, and published seminal articles in the StrategicManagement Journal and Journal of Management Studies onstrategy and learning. She is widely recognized for hercontribution to the field.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
1 Introduction: Watersheds of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management 1
2 Psychological Perspectives Underlying Theories of Organizational Learning 19
3 Social Learning Theory: Learning as Participation in Social Processes 38
4 Knowledge Sharing and ICTs: A Relational Perspective 54
5 Knowledge Management: What Can Organizational Economics Contribute? 78
6 Knowledge Management: The Information Technology Dimension 104
7 Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: Toward an Integrative Framework 122
8 Organizations as Learning Portfolios 145
9 Intersubjectivity and Community Building: Learning to Learn Organizationally 161
10 Understanding Outcomes of Organizational Learning Interventions 185
11 The Impact of Intercultural Communication on Global Organizational Learning 212
12 Knowledge Seeking FDI and Learning across Borders 233
13 Beyond Alliances: Towards a Meta-Theory of Collaborative Learning 253
14 Absorptive Capacity: Antecedents, Models, and Outcomes 278
15 Knowledge Management and Competitive Advantage 305
16 Narrative Knowledge in Action: Adaptive Abduction as a Mechanism for Knowledge Creation and Exchange in Organizations 324
17 Dominant Logic, Knowledge Creation, and Managerial Choice 343
18 Innovation and Knowledge Management: Scanning, Sourcing, and Integration 356
19 Knowledge Sharing and the Communal Resource 372
20 Organizational Forgetting 393
21 Do We Really Understand Tacit Knowledge? 410
22 Knowledge and Networks 428
23 The Political Economy of Knowledge Markets in Organizations 454
24 Barriers to Creating Knowledge 473
25 Discourses of Knowledge Management and the Learning Organization: Their Production and Consumption 495
26 Stickiness: Conceptualizing, Measuring, and Predicting Difficulties in the Transfer of Knowledge within Organizations 513
27 Social Identity and Organizational Learning 535
28 Emotionalizing Organizational Learning 557
29 Learning from Organizational Experience 575
30 Deliberate Learning and the Evolution of Dynamic Capabilities 601
31 Semantic Learning as Change Enabler: Relating Organizational Identity and Organizational Learning 623
32 Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: Agendas for Future Research 639
Index 653
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