Organizational Knowledge: The Texture of Workplace Learning

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 4, 2009 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of practice-based organizational learning and knowing.
  • Based on the author's detailed study of safety practices in different corporate settings.
  • The author uses this study to empirically describe how learning, knowing and organizing are practised.
  • Centred on the concepts of "knowing in practice" and the "texture" of organizational knowledge.
  • Gives a rich account of how organizations learn and how corporate practices and policies evolve.
 

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Contents

1 From Organizational Learning to Knowing in Practice
1
Notes
41
2 The Texture of Knowing in Practice
45
Notes
65
3 On Becoming a Practitioner
66
Notes
99
4 Knowing in a Community of Practitioners
101
Notes
132
6 Knowing within an Organization while Mending its Texture
164
Notes
187
7 Knowing within a Field of Practices
189
Notes
219
8 The Mutual Constitution of Practice and Practising
221
Notes
236
References
237
Index
255

5 Knowing across Communities
134
Notes
162

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About the author (2009)

Silvia Gherardi is Professor of Organization and Management at the University of Trento, Italy.

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