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Organizational learning II : theory, method and practice

Author: Chris Argyris; Donald A Schön
Publisher: Reading, Mass ; Wokingham : Addison-Wesley, ©1996.
Series: Addison-Wesley series on organization development.
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Organizational Learning II: Theory, Method, and Practice expands and updates the ideas and concepts of the authors' ground-breaking first book. Offering fresh innovations, strategies, and concise explanations of long-held theories, this book includes new alternatives for practitioners and researchers. Argyris and Schon address the four principle questions which cut across the two branches of the field of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Argyris; Donald A Schön
ISBN: 0201629836 9780201629835
OCLC Number: 35831782
Notes: Reprinted with corrections.
Description: xxix, 305 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part I. An introduction to organizational learning. What is an organization that it may learn? --
Turning the researcher/practitioner relationship on its head --
The mercury case: what facilitates or inhibits productive organizational learning --
Part II. Defensive reasoning and the theoretical framework that explains it--Model I and O-I. Defensive reasoning in individuals --
The case of the CIO: primary and secondary inhibitory loops --
Part III. Inquiry-enhancing intervention and its theoretical basis; Prologue. Intervention toward O-II learning systems --
The classroom: intervention for learning and research --
A comprehensive Model II intervention --
Part IV. Strengths and weaknesses of consultation and research in the field of organizational learning; Prologue. The evolving field of organizational learning --
Making sense of limited learning --
Strategy and learning: making prescriptions actionable by Wim Overseer --
Afterword.
Series Title: Addison-Wesley series on organization development.
Responsibility: Chris Argyris, Donald A. Schön.

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Organizational Learning II: Theory, Method, and Practice expands and updates the ideas and concepts of the authors' ground-breaking first book. Offering fresh innovations, strategies, and concise explanations of long-held theories, this book includes new alternatives for practitioners and researchers. Argyris and Schon address the four principle questions which cut across the two branches of the field of organizational learning. Why is an organization a learning venue? Are real-world organizations capable of learning? What kinds of learning are desirable? How can organizations develop their capability for desirable kinds of learning? With new examples and the most up-to-date information on the technical aspects of organization and management theory, Argyris and Schon demonstrate how the research and practice of organizational learning can be incorporated in today's business environment.

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