Organizational Learning - a Review of Some Literatures

Dodgson, M (1993) Organizational Learning - a Review of Some Literatures. Organization Studies, 14 3: 375-394. doi:10.1177/017084069301400303

Author Dodgson, M
Title Organizational Learning - a Review of Some Literatures
Journal name Organization Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0170-8406
Publication date 1993-01-01
Year available 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/017084069301400303
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 14
Issue 3
Start page 375
End page 394
Total pages 20
Place of publication BERLIN
Language eng
Abstract Organizational learning is currently the focus of considerable attention, and it is addressed by a broad range of literatures. Organization theory, industrial economics, economic history, and business, management and innovation studies all approach the question of how organizations learn. A number of branches of psychology are also revealing on the issue. This paper assesses these various literatures by examining the insights they allow in three main areas: first, the goals of organizational learning; second, the learning processes in organizations; and third, the ways in which organizational learning may be facilitated and impeded. It contends that while the various literatures are revealing in particular aspects of organizational learning, a more complete understanding of its complexity requires a multi-disciplinary approach. The contributions of the different approaches are analyzed, and some areas are suggested where the transfer of analytical concepts may improve understanding.
Keyword Innovation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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