Knowledge, Learning and Routines


Knowledge, Learning and Routines

9781840648058 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Nathalie Lazaric, Research Professor, CNRS, University of Nice–Sophia Antipolis and GREDEG – UMR 7321, France and Edward Lorenz, GREDEG/CNRS, France
Publication Date: 2003 ISBN: 978 1 84064 805 8 Extent: 1,136 pp
This comprehensive two-volume collection draws together the key contributions – both theoretical and empirical – from economics and management literature on human and organisational knowledge, learning and routine behaviours.

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This comprehensive two-volume collection draws together the key contributions – both theoretical and empirical – from economics and management literature on human and organisational knowledge, learning and routine behaviours.

Volume I discusses conceptions of knowledge and the problems of organisational and technological learning. Volume II contains both theoretical and applied research on organisational routines.
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‘Almost imperceptibly the two expressions "information society" and “knowledge economy” have passed into general use in the last few years. Social scientists have actually been working on the origins and evolution of this society for a long time and it is invaluable to have the key papers brought together in these two volumes on knowledge, learning and routines. The concept of a reference collection is in itself a useful contribution to the knowledge economy.’
– Chris Freeman, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK and Maastricht University, The Netherlands
42 articles, dating from 1956 to 2001
Contributors include: K. Boulding, M. Egidi, B. Loasby, F. Machlup, R. Nelson, M. Polanyi, N. Rosenberg, H.A. Simon, K.E. Weick, S.G. Winter
Volume I: Knowledge and Learning
Introduction Nathalie Lazaric and Edward Lorenz
A The Computational Tradition
1. Herbert A. Simon and Allen Newell (1964), ‘Information Processing in Computer and Man’
2. John H. Holland, Keith J. Holyoak, Richard E. Nisbett and Paul R. Thagard (1989), ‘A Framework for Induction’
B Knowledge as Image
3. Kenneth E. Boulding (1956), ‘Introduction’
4. Martin Fransman (1994), ‘Information, Knowledge, Vision and Theories of the Firm’
C The Debate over Tacit Knowledge
5. Michael Polanyi (1969), ‘The Logic of Tacit Inference, 1964’
6. Donald MacKenzie and Graham Spinardi (1995), ‘Tacit Knowledge, Weapons Design, and the Uninvention of Nuclear Weapons’
7. Robin Cowan, Paul A. David and Dominique Foray (2000), ‘The Explicit Economics of Knowledge Codification and Tacitness’
8. Paul Nightingale (1998), ‘A Cognitive Model of Innovation’
D Knowledge in Context
9. Bart Nooteboom (2000), ‘Knowledge’
10. Karl E. Weick (1995), ‘The Nature of Sensemaking’
11. Edwin Hutchins (1995), ‘Cultural Cognition’
E Distributed Knowledge and the Economy
12. Fritz Machlup (1984), ‘New Knowledge, Dispersed Information and Central Planning’
13. Alanson P. Minkler (1993), ‘The Problem with Dispersed Knowledge: Firms in Theory and Practice’
A Mathematical and Computational Models of Learning
14. Kathleen Carley (1992), ‘Organizational Learning and Personnel Turnover’
15. L. Marengo (1992), ‘Coordination and Organizational Learning in the Firm’
16. Massimo Egidi (1992), ‘Organizational Learning, Problem Solving and the Division of Labour’
B Learning, Practice and Communities
17. John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid (1998), ‘Organizing Knowledge’
18. Etienne Wenger (1998), ‘Learning’
C Learning and Capabilities in Firms and the Economy
19. Bengt-Äke Lundvall and Björn Johnson (1994), ‘The Learning Economy’
20. Brian J. Loasby (1999), ‘Capabilities’
21. Daniel A. Levinthal and James G. March (1993), ‘The Myopia of Learning’
22. Bo Hedberg (1981), ‘How Organizations Learn and Unlearn’
D Technological Learning
23. Nathan Rosenberg (1982), ‘Learning By Using’
24. Wesley M. Cohen and Daniel A. Levinthal (1989), ‘Innovation and Learning: The Two Faces of R & D’
25. Richard R. Nelson and Sidney G. Winter (1982), ‘2. A Markov Model of Factor Substitution’
26. Gerald Silverberg and Bart Verspagen (1994), ‘Learning, Innovation and Economic Growth: A Long-run Model of Industrial Dynamics’
Name Index

Volume II: Routines
An introduction by the editors to both volumes appears in Volume I
A The Notion of Routine Defined and Debated
1. Richard R. Nelson and Sidney G. Winter (1982), ‘Organizational Capabilities and Behavior’
2. Michael D. Cohen, Roger Burkhart, Giovanni Dosi, Massimo Egidi, Luigi Marengo, Massimo Warglien and Sidney Winter (1996), ‘Routines and Other Recurring Action Patterns of Organizations: Contemporary Research Issues’
3. Tony Lawson (1997), ‘Society and Economy as Reproduced Inter-dependencies’
4. Nathalie Lazaric (2000), ‘The Role of Routines, Rules and Habits in Collective Learning: Some Epistemological and Ontological Considerations’
5. Bénédicte Reynaud (1996), ‘Types of Rules, Interpretation and Collective Dynamics: Reflections on the Introduction of a Salary Rule in a Maintenance Workshop’
B Routines in Their Cognitive Dimension
6. Michael D. Cohen and Paul Bacdayan (1994), ‘Organizational Routines Are Stored as Procedural Memory: Evidence from a Laboratory Study’
7. Brian T. Pentland and Henry H. Rueter (1994), ‘Organizational Routines as Grammars of Action’
8. Edward Lorenz (2001), ‘Models of Cognition, the Contextualisation of Knowledge and Organisational Theory’
C Routines in Their Strategic and Political Dimensions
9. Benjamin Coriat and Giovanni Dosi (1998), ‘Learning how to Govern and Learning how to Solve Problems: On the Co-Evolution of Competences, Conflicts and Organizational Routines’
10. Steven Postrel and Richard P. Rumelt (1992), ‘Incentives, Routines, and Self-Command’
11. Pierre-André Mangolte (2000), ‘Organisational Learning and the Organisational Link: The Problem of Conflict, Political Equilibrium and Truce’
12. Sidney G. Winter (1995), ‘Four Rs of Profitability: Rents, Resources, Routines, and Replication’
D Routines Observed in the Field
13. Alessandro Narduzzo, Elena Rocco and Massimo Warglien (2000), ‘Talking about Routines in the Field: The Emergence of Organizational Capabilities in a New Cellular Phone Network Company’
14. Martha S. Feldman (2000), ‘Organizational Routines as a Source of Continuous Change’
15. Neil Costello (2000), ‘Learning and Routines in High-Tech SMEs: Analyzing Rich Case Study Material’
16. Connie J.G. Gersick and J. Richard Hackman (1990), ‘Habitual Routines in Task-Performing Groups’
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