The role of managerial curiosity in organizational learning: A theoretical inquiry

McIntyre, Nancy H., Harvey, Michael and Moeller, Miriam (2012) The role of managerial curiosity in organizational learning: A theoretical inquiry. International Journal of Management, 29 2, Part 2: 659-676.

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Author McIntyre, Nancy H.
Harvey, Michael
Moeller, Miriam
Title The role of managerial curiosity in organizational learning: A theoretical inquiry
Journal name International Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0813-0183
Publication date 2012-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 29
Issue 2, Part 2
Start page 659
End page 676
Total pages 18
Place of publication Dorset, United Kingdom
Publisher International Journal of Management
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Organizational learning is a means to improve the chances of the organization surviving in today’s highly competitive global marketplace. Organizational knowledge creation and knowledge transfer represent imperative for attaining and sustaining a competitive advantage in a global business environment. Yet, organizations are unable to learn unless the individuals in the organizations are committed to the learning process. Curiosity provides the platform for global managers to inquire into why things happen and what can be done to effectively meet the goals of the organization. Learning managers with curiosity need to heed the importance of their level of ‘mindfulness’ (i.e., focusing curiosity to meet goals) so that curiosity is an effective tool to learn and solve problems. This paper explores the concept of curiosity by linking individual curiosity and learning style to organizational learning. The traits/characteristics of ‘knowledge activists’ are discussed as a means to cultivate organizational learning.
Keyword Organization
Organizational Knowledge
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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