ERIC Number: EJ1133317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Stop Eulogizing, Complicating or Straitjacketing the Concept of Organizational Unlearning, Please
Tsang, Eric W. K.
Learning Organization, v24 n2 p78-81 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to provide some comments on the four papers, other than the author's own, that were included in a recent special issue on organizational unlearning. Design/methodology/approach: The author carefully reads these papers and identify problems that may hinder unlearning research. Findings: While each paper has its own merits, a common problem shared by the papers is that the concept of organizational unlearning is unnecessarily eulogized, complicated or straitjacketed. Research limitations/implications: The author's discussion focuses only on a problem related directly to the concept of unlearning, and does not cover other, though less serious, issues. Originality/value: The author's comments help readers better understand the concept of unlearning and so facilitate the further development of unlearning research.
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Organizational Change, Learning, Organizational Culture, Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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