This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of practice-based organizational learning and knowing. It is based on the author's detailed study of safety practices in different corporate settings. The author uses this study to empirically describe how learning, knowing and organizing are practised. It is centred on the concepts of 'knowing in practice' and the 'texture' of organizational knowledge. It gives a rich account of how organizations learn and how corporate practices and policies evolve.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 242 x 167 x 24 mm
"This is not only an insightful but also a necessary book. It draws together the practice-based school of thought within research on organizational and workplace learning. And, furthermore, the book takes us in an exemplary way through a case study in which the novel term "texture of practice" is used to illustrate how practice is weaved together with the workplace and its members. I will not hesitate to recommend this book to any of my students - and even my friends!"Bente Elkjaer, The Danish University of Education