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Strategic Learning In A Knowledge Economy : Individual, Collective and Organizational Learning Processes - Robert L. Cross

Strategic Learning In A Knowledge Economy

Individual, Collective and Organizational Learning Processes

Paperback Published: 2nd March 2000
ISBN: 9780750672238
Number Of Pages: 368

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Strategic Learning in a Knowledge Economy defines unique and powerful ways that organizations can foster learning at the individual, group and organizational levels, a capability critical to both strategic objectives and business performance. The book explains how individuals and organizations learn, clarifying cognitive and social aspects of the topic. Readers will understand how learning enables organizations and individuals to better create, assimilate, and transfer knowledge.
Strategic Learning in a Knowledge Economy helps managers create individual and collective processes that maximize the quality of the knowledge created and learned and ensures this knowledge is effectively used. The book appropriately redefines the frequently narrow and technology-oriented view of learning and explains how an effective learning strategy ensures that a broad base of employees learn and implement vital organizational lessons. Strategic Learning in a Knowledge Economy features focused discussions of organizational core competencies, learning and innovation, communities of practice, assessing organizational learning capabilities, and other important learning topics.
This authoritative compendium helps readers master organizational issues crucial in today's knowledge economy by:
Describing individual and collective learning processes crucial to knowledge management and business performance
Detailing the primary role of learning in fulfilling an organization's business strategy
Helping readers conceive structures and processes that optimize individual and group knowledge creation and sharing

Introductionp. vii
Knowledge-Based Strategy to Guide Learning
The Core Competence of the Corporationp. 3
A Competence Perspective on Strategic Learning and Knowledge Managementp. 23
Organizational Level Learning
Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective on Learning and Innovationp. 39
Feeding Organizational Memory: Improving on Knowledge Management's Promise to Business Performancep. 69
The Factory as a learning Laboratoryp. 91
Understanding Organizations as Learning Systemsp. 119
Organizational Learning and Communities-of-Practice: Toward a Unified View of Working, Learning, and Innovationp. 143
Legitimate Peripheral Participation in Communities of Practicep. 167
Team Level
From Action Learning to Learning from Action: Implementing the After Action Reviewp. 185
Learning from Mistakes is Easier Said Than Done: Group and Organizational Influences on the Detection and Correction of Human Errorp. 203
Taking Flight: Dialogue, Collective Thinking, and Organizational Learningp. 231
Teams as Learners: A Research-Based Model of Team Learningp. 253
Individual Level
Teaching Smart People How to Learnp. 279
Learning From Experience Through Reflectionp. 297
The Process of Experiential Learningp. 313
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ISBN: 9780750672238
ISBN-10: 0750672234
Series: 000127789
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 2nd March 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1