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ERIC Number: EJ820133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7333
Action Learning for Strategic Innovation in Mature Organizations: Key Cognitive, Design and Contextual Considerations
Kuhn, Jeffrey S.; Marsick, Victoria J.
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v2 n1 p27-48 Apr 2005
This article lays out a model of action learning for catalyzing strategic innovation in mature organizations that are faced with a new competitive playing field. Central to this model is the development of a set of sophisticated cognitive capabilities--sensemaking, strategic thinking, critical thinking, divergent thinking, conceptual capacity and a malleable learning orientation. The learning design provides challenge, opportunity and support for overcoming organizational orthodoxy that can otherwise hamper innovation. Examples from the Chubb Global Executive Program are used to identify and discuss key cognitive, contextual, learning and design elements of this model. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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