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ERIC Number: EJ1085718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7333
Linking Action Learning and Inter-Organisational Learning: The Learning Journey Approach
Schumacher, Thomas
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v12 n3 p293-313 2015
The article presents and illustrates the learning journey (LJ)--a new management development approach to inter-organisational learning based on observation, reflection and problem-solving. The LJ involves managers from different organisations and applies key concepts of action learning and systemic organisational development. Made up of practitioners from 6 to 8 organisations, the LJ visits each of the organisations to explore management practices, taking into account their particular organisational context and challenges. Following a sequence of (a) becoming aware of the particular organisational context, (b) learning about established management practices and (c) working on a current challenge as "comrades in adversity", the article introduces and illustrates the LJ approach. The article closes with a discussion of the approach's challenges and implications for research on--and development of--inter-organisational learning processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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