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ERIC Number: EJ856926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Institutional Narcissism, Arrogant Organization Disorder and Interruptions in Organizational Learning
Godkin, Lynn; Allcorn, Seth
Learning Organization, v16 n1 p40-57 2009
Purpose: This article aims to present an alternative approach to diagnosing behavioral barriers to organizational learning. Design/methodology/approach: The paper juxtaposes interruptions in organizational learning with characteristics of narcissism and arrogant organization disorder. Psychoanalytically informed theory and DSM-IV criteria are applied to interruptions in organizational learning and an alternative approach to diagnosing behavioral barriers to organizational learning is suggested. Findings: This paper illustrates how managers might account for human failings when considering organizational learning in less than ideal settings. Originality/value: This paper demonstrates how informed psychoanalytical theory can be applied to the learning organization and provides a framework from which to diagnose and deal with arrogant organization disorder.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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