Organizational Learning: A Socio-Cognitive Framework

Posted: 26 Sep 2012

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Ali Akgun

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Gary Lynn

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

John C. Byrne

Pace University

Date Written: September 25, 2012

Abstract

Organizational learning is a popular topic in business and academia and attracts many researchers and practitioners from different fields. Even though organizational learning scholarship is still growing, there are few studies that cross-fertilize social cognition and organizational learning. This investigation examines organizational learning from the perspective of social cognition. It is argued that soical cognition explains the organizational learning process better by integrating fragmented studies on the processes of learning, and the study proposes that organizational learning is an outcome of reciprocal interactions of the processes of information/knowledge implementation, sensemaking, memory, thinking, unlearning, intelligence, improvisation, and emotions - connected by organizational culture. In addition, the implications of social cognition on organizational learning are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Akgun, Ali and Lynn, Gary S. and Byrne, John C., Organizational Learning: A Socio-Cognitive Framework (September 25, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2151871 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2151871

Ali Akgun

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Gary S. Lynn (Contact Author)

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

John C. Byrne

Pace University

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