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Fostering unlearning to facilitate change and innovation

Becker, Karen L. (2008) Fostering unlearning to facilitate change and innovation. In Solomon, George (Ed.) Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting Proceedings – The Questions We Ask, 8 – 13 August 2008, Anaheim, California.

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Abstract

Unlearning involves individuals and organizations acknowledging and releasing prior learning in order to accommodate new information and behaviors. The study presented in this paper aims to identify factors that may assist or hinder unlearning during change and innovation, and how these factors may be impacted by an individual’s level of resistance to change. Analysis of a survey conducted revealed seven factors related to unlearning; five at the level of the individual and two at the level of the organization. These findings reinforce the emerging contention that individual issues are a critical factor for successful change and innovation.

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ID Code: 17199
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Innovation, Change Processes and Practices, Organizational Learning
ISSN: 1543-8643
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisation and Management Theory (150310)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Academy of Management
Deposited On: 12 Jan 2009 11:46
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:46

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