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Research methods for organizational learning: the transatlantic gap

Easterby-Smith, M. and Li, S.X. and Bartunek, J. (2009) Research methods for organizational learning: the transatlantic gap. Management Learning, 40 (4). pp. 439-447. ISSN 1350-5076

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Abstract

Research design has a notable impact on the nature of management and organizational research, and there have been numerous mentions, largely anecdotal, of differences in research design between journals published in the UK and USA. This article describes a systematic study of these supposed differences through content-analysis of 295 articles about organizational learning published in eight leading British- and US-based journals over the past 20 years. The results demonstrate substantial differences in data sources, data collection, and the scale of investigations. We discuss their impact on gaps in the study o f organizational learning and o f fer our own thoughts on possible solutions (as well as challenges) for bridging these gaps.

Item type: Article
ID code: 19882
Keywords: organizational learning, research methods, UK, USA, Management. Industrial Management, Strategy and Management, Decision Sciences(all), Management of Technology and Innovation
Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 14:35
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 03:51
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/19882

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