Ways organizations can unlearn

[Deutscher Titel: Wege, wie Organisationen verlernen können (Text übersetzen: Deutsch)]

Eric W.K. Tsang; Shaker A. Zahra
Organizational unlearning
Human Relations, Vol. 61, No. 10, 1435-1462 (2008)

Abstract: Organizational unlearning is widely considered an important condition for successful adaptation to environmental changes, promoting organizational learning and enhancing a firm’s performance. Yet, organizational unlearning has received scant attention in the literature, making theory building difficult. This article defines and clarifies the meaning of organizational unlearning, distinguishes it from organizational learning, articulates its dimensions and discusses ways organizations can unlearn.

Key Words: organizational change • organizational learning • organizational memory • organizational routines • organizational unlearning

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