Abstracts: March 19th, 2001

Beeby M, Booth C

The Learning Organization, (UK), 2000 Vol 7 No 2
Start page: 75. No of pages: 14

Explores the similarities and differences between the literature on strategic management, particularly the literature on networks and alliances, and the literature on learning organizations and organizational learning. Reviews the roles given to networks and knowledge within the strategic management literature in detail before relating this to the literature on organizational learning and the learning organization. Sees the emergence of the concept of ‘dialogue’ as being one of the most significant recent developments in organizational learning theory and discusses the nature of these dialogues. Examines this concept of organizational learning in detail, setting out the cycle of learning (experiencing, processing, interpreting and taking action) that takes place within the network of levels.

Subject(s): STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING, ALLIANCES, NETWORKS, LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS
Style: Wholly theoretical. ISSN: 0969-6474. Reference: 29AL697

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