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Shedding New Lights on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities

Editor(s): Joaquín Alegre, Ricardo Chiva, Anabel Fernández-Mesa and José Luis Ferreras-Méndez
Contributors: Anabel Fernández-Mesa, Ramón Valle, Wolfgang H. Güttel, José Luis Ferreras-Méndez, Francisco Balbastre,

Book Description

Research on organisational learning, knowledge and capabilities has indeed become one of the most fruitful and interesting areas in the field of management, and has not only improved our understanding of organisations, but also helped them to face the new challenges of our turbulent age. Are our organizations learning to face a new age? What kinds of learning and knowledge are necessary to understand our age? What new lights can help us to understand organisational learning and knowledge? Are there shades? Shedding New Lights dispels uncertainties and provides a better observation and understanding of this particular phenomenon.

This book includes an overview of the major topics on organisational learning, knowledge and capabilities. There are three parts: the first focuses on organisational learning, and particularly on practice and communities of practice. The second part deals with knowledge creation and transfer, two main knowledge management processes that are extremely relevant for firm performance. Finally, the third part examines the phenomenon of ambidexterity (explorative and exploitative learning) and the absorptive capacity of the firm.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5375-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5375-5
Date of Publication: 01/01/2014
Pages / Size: 395 / A5
Price: £49.99
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Biography

Joaquín Alegre is a Professor in Innovation Management at the University of Valencia, Spain. He received a European PhD in Management from Universitat Jaume I. His research interests focus on organizational learning, knowledge management and innovation from a strategic perspective. Dr Alegre has published articles in journals such as Research Policy, International Journal of Management Reviews, International Business Review, and Technovation.

Ricardo Chiva is Professor of Management and Organizations at Universitat Jaume I, Spain. He received a PhD in Management and an International MBA from the European School of Management (ESCP Europe). His areas of interest are organizational learning, change and innovation, and human resource management and development. Dr. Chiva has published articles in journals such as International Journal of Management Reviews, Management Learning, British Journal of Management, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Anabel Fernández-Mesa is Assistant Professor at the University of Valencia, Spain where she teaches subjects related to strategy and innovation management. She received a PhD in Management and a Master´s degree in Strategic Management from the University of Valencia. In 2012, she was Visiting Researcher at Erasmus University. Her research interests focus on organizational learning, innovation, ambidexterity, entrepreneurship, and dynamic capabilities from a strategic perspective. Dr Fernández-Mesa has published articles in journals such as Management Decision and European Journal of International Management, among others.

José Luis Ferreras Méndez received a PhD in Business Management and a Master´s degree in Quality Management from the University of València, Spain, where he teaches subjects related to strategy management. He was Visiting Researcher at Bentley University in 2012 and at the University of Campinas in 2013. His research interests focus on organizational learning, absorptive capacity, and innovation from a strategic perspective.