Organizational Learning

  title={Organizational Learning},
  author={Bente Elkjaer},
  journal={Management Learning},
  pages={419 - 434}
  • Bente Elkjaer
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Management Learning
  • This paper develops a ‘third way’ of organizational learning (OL) encompassing two metaphors for learning: acquisition and participation. These two metaphors can be found in the learning theories of OL. The ‘first’ and ‘second way’ of OL are identified as being, respectively, individuals’ skills and knowledge acquisition in organizations as systems, and learning as participation in communities of practice. The ‘third way’ of OL is defined as the development of experience and knowledge by… CONTINUE READING

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