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Business Network Learning
Hakansson H Hakansson
0080437796
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Emerging global markets and rapid technological development make strong demands on the ability of companies to develop and utilize knowledge. In order to handle the knowledge management problem firms have to search for new collaborative ways of organizing internationalization and technical development. This is reflected in a growing interest among both businessmen and academics in business networks. Business networks have been defined as networks of connected business relationships between firms, where a business relationship is a lasting relation between two firms doing business with one another. Business network relationships are particularly interesting since they allow the companies to interact more closely with each other and thereby handle critical problems in a way that is beneficial in the long run for the...


Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education
Peter M. Senge
0385493231
January 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Thankfully, organizational management theory guru Senge doesn't make the kind of simplistic prescriptions for improving schools that often come from the business community. At the heart of his handbook for educational change are the ideas Senge first articulated in The Fifth Discipline and subsequent books on building organizations where learning can thrive. His five key themes highlight the importance of developing realistic personal goals, establishing a shared vision, cultivating awareness of attitudes and perceptions, practicing positive group interaction and understanding interdependency and change, feedback and complexity. Although there aren't any genuine breakthroughs or original ideas here, the book succeeds in offering a compendium of useful concepts and innovative practices that may be of use to...


Organizations as Learning Systems
Marjatta Maula
0080439195
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book analyzes and interprets the idea of self-production (autopoiesis) in the context of organizations. The main contribution of this book is the living composition, the model of living organizations. It is a new and original interpretation of the theory of living, self-producing systems (autopoiesis theory). Living composition is defined here as strategic components and their relationships. A living organization is thereby a self-producing system that is composed of ten different non-physical strategic components that are continually produced by the organization itself. The components and their relationships are defined so that they enable and facilitate interconnected openness and closure, i.e. the 'sensing' (interactive openness) and 'memory' (self-referentiality) of an organization. These characteristics and...


Organizational Learning from World Class Theories to Global Best Practices
David R. Schwandt
1574442597
January 2000
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
...presents a comprehensive model for organizational learning that incorporates the best thinking of the field with the best practices in the world. The Organizational Learning Systems Model is one that has been tested and is working in many places, including the United Way of America. It has become our collective compass as we, like other institutions, confront a future in which the change is ever more rapid and unpredictable. This book will enable organizations to become deliberate and effective in learning, unlearning and relearning essential to progress. It provides no shortcuts; rather, a jumpstart to gaining and sustaining competitive advantage.-From the foreword by Betty Beene, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of America

Book Description
...the author demonstrates...


Presence : An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society
Peter M. Senge, et al
038551624X
August 16, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Presence can be read as a both a guide and a challenge to leaders in business, education, and government to transform their institutions into powerful agents of change in a world increasingly out of balance. Since business is the most powerful institution in the world today, the authors argue, it must play a key role in solving global societal problems. Yet so many institutions seem to run people rather than the other way around. In this illuminating book, the authors seek to understand why people don't change systems and institutions even when they pose a threat to society, and examine why institutional change is so difficult to attain.

The authors view large institutions such as global corporations as a new species that are affecting nearly all other life forms on the planet. Rather than look at these systems as...



Leader As Coach: Strategies for Coaching & Developing Others
David B. Peterson, Mary Dee Hicks
0938529145
February 1996
Paperback
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The Book Reader, Spring 1997
These two volumes capture all the pride and dynamism that can be ours with a proper approach to development

Personnel Psychology, Summer 1997
...in simple, common-sense language - basic approaches for managing one's own development as well as coaching others.

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Valuable Disconnects in Organizational Learning Systems
Kevin Ford
0195089065
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Valuable Disconnects in Organizational Learning Systems: Integrating Bold Visions and Harsh Realities offers a comprehensive framework for understanding how knowledge, skills and capabilities are developed in organizations--and how this process offers deep insights into the predictable
barriers to success. Written in a clear, accessible style, it highlights the crucial part "disconnects" play in the learning cycle--a role that it is essential to understand in today's increasingly knowledge-driven work systems.

The conceptual framework of the text is grounded in scholarly research and detailed case studies that focus on an organization's front-line operating practices, the governance of training and learning activities, and ties to the strategic level. The book highlights six types of...


Organizational Learning, Performance and Change: An Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Development
Jerry W. Gilley
0738202487
September 2000
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change presents the most current theoretical frameworks and practical applications in the field of human resource development. Drawing from the authors' pioneering research, this book offers the most comprehensive treatment of HRD theory and practice available, providing educators and practitioners alike with a rigorous approach to analyzing and launching successful HRD programs.

Book Info
Authors present a complete and comprehensive introduction to the field of strategic HRD. From action learning to the change process model, every concept is clearly defined and supported with examples and step-by-step guidelines for transforming concept into practice.

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Building the Learning Organization: Mastering the 5 Elements for Corporate Learning
Michael J. Marquardt
0891061657
June 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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getAbstract, December 2002
If you want some to put into action as an executive, manager, or human resource chief, here's your hands-on manual.

Soundview Executive Book Summaries, January 2003
Best-practices tool kit that turns lessons from industry leaders into a model managers can use to create a learning organization.

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The Politics of Ethics
Nielsen
0195096665
Nov 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
The Politics of Ethics examines the obstacles to behaving ethically in organizations. Blending insights from behavioral science, action theory, and moral philosophy, Nielsen constructs a powerful framework for evaluating the strategies organizations employ to foster organizational ethics. The
book scrutinizes several popular methods of overcoming obstacles to ethical behavior--ethics compliance codes, win-lose or win-win negotiating, whistle-blowing, dialog methods, due process systems--and weighs the strengths and weaknesses of each.


29 Leadership Secrets From Jack Welch
Robert Slater
0071409378
September 28, 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Here's a quick read on the leadership principles of the former GE CEO who's often considered one of the 20th century's greatest business leaders. Though his reputation has been somewhat tarnished by his opulent retirement package as well as a messy divorce, his "GE Way" of management is still highly regarded. Slater, a long-time Welch watcher, offers an abridged version of his 2001 Welch tome, Get Better or Get Beaten. This version is perfect for airport reading, though it delivers little of the struggles and setbacks that must have helped form the backbone of Welch's wisdom. Instead we get the platitudes, presented in 29 highly formatted and easy-to-grab chapters. All the instruction is self-evident, told in tiny anecdotes, and followed by a set of "Welch Rules" ("Get the most out of your employees"; "Promote...


The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization
Peter M. Senge
0385260954
September 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
Peter Senge, founder of the Center for Organizational Learning at MIT's Sloan School of Management, experienced an epiphany while meditating one morning back in the fall of 1987. That was the day he first saw the possibilities of a "learning organization" that used "systems thinking" as the primary tenet of a revolutionary management philosophy. He advanced the concept into this primer, originally released in 1990, written for those interested in integrating his philosophy into their corporate culture.

The Fifth Discipline has turned many readers into true believers; it remains the ideal introduction to Senge's carefully integrated corporate framework, which is structured around "personal mastery," "mental models," "shared vision," and "team learning." Using ideas that originate in fields from science to spirituality,...



Organizational Learning Capability
Arthur K. Yeung
0195102045
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Organizational learning matters now more than ever. In today's hypercompetitive business environment, successful executives must be able to discover opportunities, face problems, and pursue innovative ideas, then turn those ideas into action throughout an organization. Based on both empirical
research and practice experience, this book gives managers the tools to do just that.

Organizational learning capability is the capacity to generate and generalize ideas with impact. Managers generate new ideas in four basic ways: experimentation, in which organizations learn by trying many new products and processes; continuous improvement, in which they learn by constantly
improving what they have done before and mastering each step in a process before moving on to other processes; knowledge acquisition, in...


The Leadership Challenge
James M. Kouzes
0787968331
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
In the 1980s and again in the '90s, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner published The Leadership Challenge to address issues they uncovered in research on ordinary people achieving "individual leadership standards of excellence." The keys they identified--model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, encourage the heart--have now been reexamined in the context of the post-millennium world and updated in a third edition. "What we have discovered, and rediscovered, is that leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women," write Kouzes, chairman emeritus of the Tom Peters Company, and Posner, dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. "People make extraordinary things happen by liberating the leader within everyone." After explaining their...


Lost Knowledge
David W. de Long
0195170970
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Executives today recognize that their firms face a wave of retirements over the next decade as the baby boomers hit retirement age. At the other end of the talent pipeline, the younger workforce is developing a different set of values and expectations, which creates new recruiting and employee
retention issues. The evolution from an older, traditional, highly-experienced workforce to a younger, more mobile, employee base poses significant challenges, particularly when considered in the context of the long-term orientation towards downsizing and cost cutting. This is a solution-oriented
book to address one of the most pressing management problems of the coming years: How do organizations transfer the critical expertise and experience of their employees before that knowledge walks out the door? It begins by...


Leveraging Communities of Practice for Strategic Advantage
Hubert Saint-Onge, Debra Wallace
075067458X
October 15, 2002
Paperback
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Diane Hessan, President & CEO of Communispace Corporation, author, 'Customer-Centered Growth: 5 Strategies for Building Competitive Advantage'
"Saint-Onge and Wallace…have given us a best-of-breed primer for people who want to get results from communities of practice."

Review
"Fantastic. We have been waiting for a book like this: the unabridged story of building a strategic, web-based community of practice in an organization that has made a full commitment to the idea. You get it all: the conceptual framework, the business rationale, the detailed processes and workplans, the successes and the missteps, the actual documents used, and the vision of where it is all going. A must-read for anyone serious about building strategic capabilities in organizations." - Etienne Wenger, co-author,...


Reinventing Strategy: Using Strategic Learning to Create and Sustain Breakthrough Performance
Willie Pietersen
0471061905
March 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"With today's uncertainties, a sound strategy is not enough for business success. Effective, dynamic leadership is more important than ever in piloting an organization through a constantly shifting environment. In this timely book, Willie Pietersen reveals the profound connections between strategy and leadership, and offers a proven method for strengthening both." --Jim Copeland, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

"Relatively few people have the knack for creating business strategies that are truly new and effective. What makes these people special can't be bottled-but in Reinventing Strategy, Willie Pietersen comes close. His Strategic Learning method does more to systemize the process of smart strategy creation than any other approach I've seen." --Faith Popcorn, Author, The...



Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge
Ariane Berthoin Antal
0198295820
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the concept of Organizational Learning and related issues of knowledge in organizations. It explains its origins, current applications and where it may be going. It provides a full account of varied disciplinary approaches, and discusses major
issues in the field. With contributions from leading international experts, the book will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students and professionals.

Book Info
Provides a comprehensive overview of how the concept of organizational learning emerged, how it has been used and debated, and where it may be going. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Coaching for Performance: Growing People, Performance and Purpose
John Whitmore
1857883039
May 2002
Paperback
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Stern's Management Review
"Clear, to-the-point, and very rich in highly useful and insightful content."

Book Description
A new edition of the book that took the art of coaching to new heights, this is the definitive guide to mastering the skills needed to help people unlock their potential and maximize their performance.

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Organizational Behavior with Online Learning Center Premium Content Card
Robert Kreitner, Angelo Kinicki
0073224359
November 30, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Organizational Behavior, Seventh Edition continues in its tradition of being up-to-date, relevant and user-driven. Kreitner and Kinicki’s approach to organizational behavior is based on the authors’ belief that reading a comprehensive textbook is hard work, but that the process should be interesting (and sometimes fun). Thus, they consistently attempt to find a way to make complex ideas understandable through explanations, contemporary examples, and/or learning exercises. With every edition, the authors make every effort to respond to user feedback and ensure the text covers the very latest OB research and practices. The seventh edition of Organizational Behavior again uses the familiar wolf image on its cover. This remains a central theme because Kreitner and Kinicki see wolves as an instructive and...


Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge
Ariane Berthoin Antal
0198295839
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the concept of Organizational Learning and related issues of knowledge in organizations. It explains its origins, current applications and where it may be going. It provides a full account of varied disciplinary approaches, and discusses major
issues in the field. With contributions from leading international experts, the book will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students and professionals.

Book Info
Provides a comprehensive overview of how the concept of organizational learning emerged, how it has been used and debated, and where it may be going.


The Corporate University Workbook : Launching the 21st Century Learning Organization
Kevin Wheeler, Eileen Clegg
0787973394
January 24, 2005
Paperback
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Review
"This is a great read for learning professionals. It provides practical, usable strategies and approaches for enterprise learning."
--Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center

Book Description
The Corporate University Workbook gives you everything you need to create effective, systematic, learning infrastructure within your organization. As a result, you will develop employees who are capable of adapting to rapid changes and who deliver the results your business needs! This resource offers a dynamic combination of practical methodology, best practices, and step-by-step guidance. The Workbook, along with the CD-ROM, are filled with the tools, templates, and activities you need to develop and implement a corporate university. Build a corporate university in your organization and...


The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities
Richard R. Nelson
0198296800
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this book, the editors and a team of distinguished international contributors analyse the nature of organizational capabilities--how organizations do things, use their knowledge base, and diffuse that knowledge in a competitive environment.

Book Info
In this book, the editors and a team of distinguished international contributors analyse the nature of organizational capabilities--how organizations do things, use their knowledge base, and diffuse that knowledge in a competitive environment. Softcover. Hardcover available. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Beyond E-Learning: Approaches and Technologies to Enhance Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Performance
Marc J. Rosenberg
0787977578
December 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Marc Rosenberg offers a bold vision for the future of corporate learning that clearly shows how our intellectual technologies can most effectively integrate with hardware and software technology. Rosenberg illustrates his vision with case studies of effective, working examples that are already in use. A must-read for all who want to stay on the leading edge of corporate learning." —Saul Carliner, assistant professor, Graduate Program in Educational Technology, Concordia University, Montreal

"Once again, Marc Rosenberg is ahead of the crowd. Beyond E-Learning is a powerful business book masquerading as a training book. If you read only one book on getting results this year, make it Beyond E-Learning." —Jay Cross, CEO, Internet Time Group

"Marc Rosenberg’s work is the...



Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity
Etienne Wenger
0521663636
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'Wenger's book is stimulating, insightful, and challenging.' Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education

Review
"The terms of debate about 'knowledge management' and 'learning organizations' are slowly, and finally turning from issues of information and technology to those of human capabilities and the sources of motivation, creativity, and problem-solving skills that create real value in the new economy. Wenger is light years ahead in understanding those sources, and the critical importance of informal communities and 'social learning' in fostering them." Phillip Brook Manville, Partner, McKinsey & Co.

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Career Theory and Practice : Learning through Case Studies
Jane L. Swanson, Nadya A., Ph.D. Fouad
076191143X
March 30, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
“Jane L. Swanson and Nadya A. Fouad have written a book about career counseling that is user friendly, especially for counselors engaged in helping women and men make wise career choices. . . .The book is unique in that it links five major career development and choice theories to a particular person, Leslie. This case study approach is used throughout the book and provides an integrative thread that illustrates how similar the various theories are, and yet how they differ in important and useful ways.” -Helen S.Farmer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign “Being able to see how career theories are brought to life through actual cases is such a contribution to the field. Jane L. Swanson and Nadya A. Fouad do a masterful job of bringing theory to life through the lived stories of actual career...


Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence
Ron Sanchez
0199240280
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Today's management thinking is centered on two fields: knowledge management and competence-based approaches to strategic management. Drawing on research by noted scholars in the fields, this volume will provide new theoretical impetus for management researchers, while suggesting useful new
methods and tools for practitioners.

Book Info
Drawing on research noted by scholars in this field, this volume will provide new theoretical impetus for management researchers, while suggesting useful new methods and tools for practitioners.

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