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ERIC Number: EJ923077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
The Zone of Inertia: Absorptive Capacity and Organizational Change
Godkin, Lynn
Learning Organization, v17 n3 p196-207 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe how interruptions in organizational learning effect institutional absorptive capacity and contribute to organizational inertia. Design/methodology/approach: An exploratory model is presented as a heuristic to describe how interruptions in organizational learning affect absorptive capacity. Findings: A number of pivotal factors may result in a zone of inertia hindering organizational learning and process. Originality/value: This paper describes the concept of a zone of inertia and introduces a model placing the notion in context. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A