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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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9781405133043
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/29/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 698
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.50 (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.

Foreword: Karl E. Weick.

Part I: Disciplinary Perspectives:.

Introduction: Watersheds Of Organizational Learning AndKnowledge Management: Mark Easterby-Smith (Lancaster University)andMarjorie A. Lyles (Indiana University).

1. Psychological Perspectives Underlying Theories ofOrganizational Learning: Robert Defillippi (Suffolk University) andSuzyn Ornstein (Suffolk University).

2. Social Learning Theory: Learning As Participation In SocialProcesses: Bente Elkjaer (Danish University of Education).

3. The Role of Information and Communication Technologies InKnowledge Management Initiatives: Niall Hayes (LancasterUniversity) and Geoff Walsham (University of Cambridge).

4. Knowledge Management: What Can Organizational EconomicsContribute? Nicolai J. Foss (Copenhagen Business School) and VolkerMahnke (Copenhagen Business School).

5. Knowledge Management: The Information Technology Dimension:Maryam Alavi (Emory University) and Amrit Tiwana (EmoryUniversity).

Part II: Learning And Knowledge In Organizations:.

6. Organizational Learning And Knowledge Management: Toward AnIntegrative Framework: Dusya Vera (University of Western Ontario)and Mary Crossan (University of Western Ontario).

7. Organizations As Learning Portfolios: Anthony J. Dibella(East Greenwich and Worcester Polytechnic Institute).

8. Framework For The Development of Communities Of Practice In ACorporate Environment: Josh Plaskoff (Eli Lilly and Company).

9. Understanding Outcomes Of Organizational LearningInterventions: Amy C. Edmondson (Harvard Business School) and AnitaWilliams Woolley (Harvard Business School).

10. The Impact Of Intercultural Communication On GlobalOrganizational Learning: Sully Taylor (Portland State University),Joyce S. Osland (Portland State University) and Dr Robert B.Pamplin.

11. Knowledge Seeking FDI And Learning Across Borders: ShigeMakino (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Andrew C. Inkpen(American Graduate School of International Management).

12. Beyond Alliances: Towards A Meta-Theory Of CollaborativeLearning: Jane E. Salk (University of Texas at Dallas)and BernardL. Simonin (Tufts University).

13. Knowledge Management And Competitive Advantage: BalaChakravarthy (IMD), Sue McEvily (University of Pittsburgh), YvesDoz (INSEAD) and Devaki Rau (Northern Illinois University).

14. Absorptive Capacity: Antecedents, Models, And Outcomes:Frans A. J. Van Den Bosch (Erasmus University Rotterdam), RaymondVan Wijk (Erasmus University Rotterdam), and Henk W. Volberda(Erasmus University Rotterdam),.

15. Narrative Knowledge In Action: Adaptive Abduction As AMechanism For Knowledge Creation And Exchange In Organizations:Caroline A. Bartel (New York University) and Raghu Garud (New YorkUniversity).

Part III: Organizational Knowledge And KM:.

16. Dominant Logic, Knowledge Creation, And Managerial Choice:Richard A. Bettis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) andSze-Sze Wong (Duke University).

17. Innovation And Knowledge Management: Scanning, Sourcing, AndIntegration: Paul Almeida (Georgetown University), Anaupama Phene(University of Utah), David Eccles & Rob Grant (GeorgetownUniversity).

18. Knowledge Sharing And The Communal Resource: Georg Von Krogh(University of St Gallen).

19. Organizational Forgetting: Pablo Martin De Holan (Universityof Alberta) and Faculté Saint-Jean.

20. Do We Really Understand Tacit Knowledge? HaridimosTsoukas.

21. Knowledge And Networks: Raymond Van Wijk (Erasmus UniversityRotterdam), Frans A. J. Van Den Bosch (Erasmus UniversityRotterdam), Henk W. Volberda (Erasmus University Rotterdam).

22. The Political Economy Of Knowledge Markets In Organizations:Rob Cross (University of Virginia) and Laurence Prusak (IBMInstitute for Knowledge-based Organizations).

23. Barriers To Creating Knowledge: Mikelle A. Calhoun (New YorkUniversity) and William H. Starbuck (New York University).

Part IV: Problematizing OL And Knowledge:.

24. Discourses of Knowledge Management And The LearningOrganization: Their Production And Consumption: Harry Scarbrough(University of Warwick).

25. Stickiness: Conceptualizing, Measuring, And PredictingDifficulties To Transfer Knowledge Within Organizations: GabrielSzulanski (University of Pennsylvania) & Rossella Cappetta(Bocconi University).

26. Social Identity And Organizational Learning: John Child(University of Birmingham) and Suzana Rodrigues (University ofBirmingham).

27. Emotionalizing Organizational Learning: Stephen Fineman(University of Bath).

28. Learning From Organizational Experience: John S. Carroll(MIT Sloan School of Management), Jenny W. Rudolph (Boston College)and Sachi Hatakenaka (MIT Sloan School of Management).

29. Deliberate Learning And The Evolution Of DynamicCapabilities: Maurizio Zollo (INSEAD)and Sidney G. Winter(University of Pennsylvania).

30. Semantic Learning As Change Enabler: Relating OrganizationalIdentity & Organizational Learning: Kevin G. Corley (Penn StateUniversity) & Dennis A. Gioia (Penn State University).

31. Organizational Learning And Knowledge Management: AgendasFor Future Research: Marjorie A. Lyles (Indiana University) andMark Easterby-Smith (Lancaster University).


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