In praise of organizational forgetting

Easterby-Smith, Mark and Lyles, Marjorie (2011) In praise of organizational forgetting. Journal of Management Inquiry, 20 (3). pp. 311-316. ISSN 1056-4926

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Abstract

This article reviews and evaluates the concept of organizational forgetting. Drawing on established literature in the field of organizational learning, the authors analyze forgetting from three perspectives—cognitive, behavioral, and social. They argue a counterintuitive line that forgetting, in the right circumstances, can be beneficial for companies and demonstrate how the advantages and disadvantages vary according to the perspective adopted. The authors conclude with some practical suggestions about how companies can increase their ability to forget and also offer suggestions about the academic research agenda.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Management Inquiry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
56341
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Deposited On:
30 Jul 2012 09:57
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Yes
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Published
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24 Jun 2020 01:50