Organizational Cognition and Learning: Building Systems for the Learning Organization

Organizational Cognition and Learning: Building Systems for the Learning Organization

Luca Iandoli (Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy) and Giuseppe Zollo (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy)
Release Date: June, 2007|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 362
ISBN13: 9781599043135|ISBN10: 1599043130|EISBN13: 9781599043159|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-313-5

Description

Managing organizational cognition and learning has been the subject of many studies and publication and is considered a major source of competitive advantage in the knowledge-based economy in knowledge intensive and traditional business. Organizational Cognition and Learning: Building Systems for the Learning Organization addresses the concept of organizing that is centered around collective learning in organizations and on the learning organization paradigm.

Organizational Cognition and Learning: Building Systems for the Learning Organization presents a theory of organizational learning based on a model of organizational memory, explaining organizational processes and dynamics through which organizational memory is built and updated. Organizational Cognition and Learning: Building Systems for the Learning Organization provides a methodology and several tools to elicit and map organizational memory contents, based on the analysis and modelization of discourses through qualitative and quantitative techniques, examples of applications, implications for practice, and a research agenda for the development of methodologies and systems for the learning organizations.

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This book has earned an honored place on my bookshelf. I expect to access it frequently and will probably also read it again from cover to cover at least once again.

– Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications Research (2008)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Luca Iandoli received his master’s degree in electronics engineering in 1998 from the University of Naples Federico II and a PhD in business and management from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2002. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Business and Managerial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II. His current research interests include application of computational techniques to business and management, human resource management, organizational learning and cognition, information technology and organization. His papers have been published in the Fuzzy Economic Review, Small Business Economics, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Human Resources Management Journal, and Journal of Information Science and Technology. He is a member of the editorial board of the Fuzzy Economic Review, Journal of Information Technology: Cases and Applications, and Journal of Global Information Technology Management.
Giuseppe Zollo is Full Professor of Business and Management at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II, Italy and Director of the Center for Communication and Organizational Innovation at the University of Naples Federico II. During the years 1985-86 he was Visiting Research Associate at the Dept. of Economics of Northeastern University, Boston (MA), USA. His research interests include Management of Technological Innovation, Small Innovative Enterprises, Information Technology Management, Competencies Management, soft computing for business and economics. He received several awards for his scientific activity such as: Entrepreneurship Award from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (1992); RENT Award from the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels (1993, 1995 and 2000); Best Paper Award from FGF Universitat of Dortmund (1994); European Quality Award for research on T.Q.M from EFQM (1997), 2005 GITM conference Best paper award. He is Vice President of the International Association for Fuzzy Sets Economy and Management (SIGEF) and serves as editorial board member in the Fuzzy Economic Review, the Journal of Information Technology: Cases and Application, and the Journal of Global Information Technology Management.

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