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ERIC Number: EJ873231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Taking Power Seriously in Strategic Organizational Learning
Voronov, Maxim; Yorks, Lyle
Learning Organization, v12 n1 p9-25 2005
Purpose: This paper argues that failing to grasp thoroughly the influence of power on the strategy-making process can severely inhibit the potential of strategy making as a vehicle of organizational learning. Design/methodology/approach: First the organizational learning perspective on strategic management is sketched and an attempt is made to show how it takes the social aspects of organizing more seriously than earlier perspectives on strategy. It is also noted how this iteration responds or at least has the potential to respond to some of the critiques directed at earlier thinking on strategy from critical management studies (CMS). Then CMS's critique of organizational learning theories is noted and the critiques to re-conceptualize blockages to learning and knowledge creation are built on. Findings: An attempt has been made to show that, as in earlier perspectives on strategy, there is still insufficient attention being paid to the role of power in strategic change. This places severe limitations on strategic learning that is possible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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