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Research methods for organizational learning: the transatlantic gap

Li, S and Bartunek, J M and Easterby-Smith, M P V (2009) Research methods for organizational learning: the transatlantic gap. Management Learning, 40 (2). pp. 439-447. ISSN 1350-5076

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    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 of organizational learning and offer our own thoughts on possible solutions (as well as challenges) for bridging these gaps.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Management Learning
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Strategic Management
    Lancaster University Management School > Management Learning & Leadership
    ID Code: 45456
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:32
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 00:15
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