From the Back Cover
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. Mark Easterby-Smith and Marjorie A. Lyles have drawn together in their authorative reference work original essays from the leading scholars in organizational learning and knowledge management around the world.
Not least in importance is the linkage they make between these two adjacent areas: learning knowledge are often debated seperately despite their close relationship. Tracing the roots of learning and knowledge debates across the disciplines of economics, psychology, and social theory, and charting the key contributions scholars have made, this is a major, in-depth overview which all scholars of organizational learning and knowledge menagement will need on their shelves.
In addition to original chapters which have all been updated to trace the substancial developements in the field over the last decade, the second edition contains new chapters written by world-class scholars including: Maryam Alavi, Linda Argote, Amy Edmondson, Robin Snell, David Teece, Gianmario Verona, and Russ Vince.
- 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 recognized 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.
About the Author
is Professor of Management Learning at Lancaster University. He was founder of the international journal Management Learning
and is internationally renowned for his published work on organizational learning and management research methods. He is a former President of the British Academy of Managment.
Marjorie A. Lyles is Professor of International Strategic Management and the OneAmerica Chaired Professor at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, USA. She has worked in Europe, China, and the USA, and published seminal articles in the Strategic Management Journal, ASQ, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Review and Journal, and the Journal of Management Studies on strategy and learning.