Organizational Learning: Creating, Retaining and Transferring Knowledge

Organizational Learning: Creating, Retaining and Transferring Knowledge

by Linda Argote
     
 

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In its updated edition, this book examines learning curves in organizations. The author gathers research in management,
economics, sociology and psychology to explore ways that individuals and groups generate, share, reinforce and sometimes forget knowledge.

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In its updated edition, this book examines learning curves in organizations. The author gathers research in management,
economics, sociology and psychology to explore ways that individuals and groups generate, share, reinforce and sometimes forget knowledge.

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What factors account for production differences across a company's pizza franchises? Is the assumption that learning is indefinitely cumulative correct? Such issues have anchored the research of Argote (industrial administration, Carnegie Mellon U.) in studying reasons for organizations' differing learning curves, the neglected area of knowledge depreciation, and knowledge transfer within and across organizations. Theory is grounded in field studies and comparative outcome data on the production of aircraft and ships as well as pizza. She also maps directions for future research on trade-offs in the learning process. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781489987150
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/13/2014
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2013
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Argote is the David M. Kirr and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Industrial Administration. Her teaching and research interests include organizational learning, productivity, transfer of knowledge, organizational memory, group decision-making and performance.

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