Special Issue "Organizational Learning: Developments in Theory and in Practice"


A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Russ Vince
School of Management, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/russ_vince.html
E-Mail: r.vince@bath.ac.uk
Phone: +44 1225 384419
Interests: organizational learning; leadership and change; emotion in organizations; the organization of reflection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In a recent review of her ‘4I’s framework’, Professor Mary Crossan and her co-authors have suggested we are at a stage in our understanding of organizational learning where a unifying theory could be developed. Five ‘promising directions’ have been pinpointed that could be integrated to create an evolutionary and multi-level theory of organizational learning. This special issue offers authors the opportunity to engage with these ‘promising directions’—either separately or in combination—in order to contribute to our knowledge of organizational learning both in theory and in practice. These ‘promising directions’ are:

  • Power, politics and emotion in organizational learning
  • Leadership and organizational learning
  • Organizational learning barriers, levels of learning, types of learning
  • Organizational learning and knowledge management
  • Social processes of organizational learning – practice and activity

The Guest Editor, Professor Russ Vince, invites the submission of theoretical and empirical papers that make a clear and explicit contribution to knowledge in one or more of these areas of organizational learning. In their papers, contributors should identify, develop and illustrate one well-focused idea or issue that will help readers of Administrative Sciences to improve their understanding of organizational learning.

Crossan, M. M., C. C. Maurer, et al. (2011). "Reflections on the 2009 AMR Decade Award: Do we have a Theory of Organizational Learning?" Academy of Management Review 36(3): 446-460.

Prof. Dr. Russ Vince
Guest Editor


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Published Papers (5 papers)

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Adm. Sci. 2013, 3(4), 166-201; doi:10.3390/admsci3040166
Received: 24 July 2013; in revised form: 18 September 2013 / Accepted: 24 September 2013 / Published: 8 October 2013
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Adm. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 143-165; doi:10.3390/admsci3030143
Received: 12 July 2013; in revised form: 3 September 2013 / Accepted: 4 September 2013 / Published: 13 September 2013
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Adm. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 96-109; doi:10.3390/admsci3030096
Received: 1 July 2013; in revised form: 5 August 2013 / Accepted: 15 August 2013 / Published: 27 August 2013
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Adm. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 76-95; doi:10.3390/admsci3030076
Received: 11 May 2013; in revised form: 2 July 2013 / Accepted: 11 July 2013 / Published: 16 July 2013
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Adm. Sci. 2013, 3(2), 9-31; doi:10.3390/admsci3020009
Received: 22 April 2013; in revised form: 3 June 2013 / Accepted: 17 June 2013 / Published: 21 June 2013
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Last update: 15 August 2013

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