Constructing contributions to organizational learning: Argyris and the next generation Article

Easterby-Smith, M, Antonacopoulou, E, Simm, D et al. (2004). Constructing contributions to organizational learning: Argyris and the next generation . 35(4), 371-380. 10.1177/1350507604048268



cited authors

  • Easterby-Smith, M; Antonacopoulou, E; Simm, D; Lyles, M

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abstract

  • This special issue of Management Learning provides the opportunity to reflect on the contribution over the past 30 years of Chris Argyris to the field of organizational learning and on some implications for future research. In order to do this we will reconsider his work against the context of other research that has been done over this period. This special issue therefore contains two items generated by Argyris himself: a commentary piece on the papers that are included here and an interview. The interview is part of a celebration event organized by Management Learning to honour Chris Argyris as a 'Timeless Learner' and to celebrate his 80th birthday, and Elena Antonacopoulou, who conducted this interview, presents the main insights from Chris Argyris' scholarship. In this opening paper we focus on the nature of 'contribution' in relation to organizational learning, and this leads into an introduction to the six papers that comprise the core of the special issue.

publication date

  • December 1, 2004

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start page

  • 371

end page

  • 380

volume

  • 35

issue

  • 4