Organizational Learning in the Global Context

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M. Leann Brown, Michael Kenney, Michael J. Zarkin
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - 289 pages
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Organizational learning is an area of study that focuses on models and theories about the way an organization learns and adapts. This volume investigates how various global and regional intergovernmental organizations, states and national bureaucracies, as well as nongovernmental organizations, exploit experience and knowledge to change their understanding of the world, their policies and their behaviours. Drawing upon and synthesizing organizational, social and individual-level learning theories, the cases explicate various learning processes, learning by illicit actors, and deterrents to organizational learning. The twelve case studies of this volume consider organizational learning associated with multiple issue areas including the United embargo against Cuba, food security in the European Union, the Russian energy sector, Colombian drug trafficking, terrorist groups, the Catholic Church, and foreign aid agencies.

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Learning and Food Security in the European Union
Analysis of a Learning
Epistemic Communities and the Russian Energy Sector
A Process of Social Learning
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Concepts Methods and the United States
Organizational Learning Processes in Colombian Drug Trafficking
Organizational Learning and Terrorist Groups
Middle Managers and Learning in Dogmatic
Organizational Learning about
US Military Experience with Stability Operations
Learning Problems in Foreign Aid Agencies
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M. Leann Brown is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida, USA. She teaches International Political Economy, Politics of the European Union, and International Environmental Relations on the graduate and undergraduate levels. Michael Kenney is Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Affairs at Pennsylvania State University, Capital College, USA. Immediately before assuming this post, he was a research fellow at the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California. Michael Zarkin is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Between 2000-2003, he was Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.

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