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ERIC Number: EJ1169451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Learning on the Move: A Reassessment of Mobility through the Lens of Bateson's Learning Theory
Janand, Anne; Notais, Amélie
Learning Organization, v25 n2 p113-122 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the types of learning engendered by internal mobility (IM) by referring to the principles elaborated by Bateson (1972). Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative methodology is followed with interviews among 50 professionals working at four large French firms. Findings: A system of classification for IM is proposed, namely, replication, adaptation, innovation and revolution. Practical implications: The identification of these categories invites human resource managers to reconsider the traditional career paths. Originality/value: This paper brings a new perspective on the possible link between learning and IM and questions what employees really learn thanks to their moves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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