The Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

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Mark Easterby-Smith, Marjorie A. Lyles
Wiley, Jul 9, 2003 - Business & Economics - 700 pages
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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. Marjorie Lyles at the University of Indiana and Mark Easterby-Smith at Lancaster University, UK, draw together analyses and critical commentary from the leading experts on organizational learning and knowledge management around the world. Links are made to existing bodies of theory in the root disciplines of economics, psychology and social theory, while the challenging implications for research and future paths of inquiry are outlined and discussed.

  • 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 recognised 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.

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About the author (2003)

Mark Easterby-Smith is Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Management School 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. Currently he is Vice-Chair of the British Academy of Management.


Marjorie A. Lyles is Professor of International Strategic Management and the Kimball Faculty Fellow 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 and Journal of Management Studies on strategy and learning. She is widely recognized for her contribution to the field.

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