When Lifelong Learning Isn’t Enough: The Importance of Individual and Organisational Unlearning
Becker, Karen L. & Hyland, Paul (2004) When Lifelong Learning Isn’t Enough: The Importance of Individual and Organisational Unlearning. In Danaher, Patrick, Macpherson, Colin, Nouwens, Fons, & Orr, Debbie (Eds.) International Lifelong Learning Conference, 13-16 June, Yeppoon, Australia.
As organisations increasingly strive to maximise the utility of their human capital, many encourage lifelong learning and some have adopted formal knowledge management strategies. There is an ever-growing body of research relating to organisational learning and knowledge management (Easterby-Smith, Burgoyne, & Araujo, 1999; Markoczy, 1994; Nonaka, 1994; Starbuck, 1996), particularly since the transition to the “knowledge era”. There has been more recent focus on the topic of unlearning both at an individual and organisational level. It is proposed in this paper that these four concepts are interrelated and a model for linking these is put forward.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||learning, unlearning, external environment, change|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||23 Jan 2008 00:00|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2011 05:44|
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