The power of spatial and temporal orderings in organizational learning

Fahy, Kathryn and Easterby-Smith, Mark and Lervik, Jon (2014) The power of spatial and temporal orderings in organizational learning. Management Learning, 45 (2). pp. 123-144. ISSN 1350-5076

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Abstract

This article attends to the call for research on the often neglected spatial and temporal dynamics of organizational life. In particular, we examine the ways in which aspects of space and time facilitate or hinder learning and knowledge sharing in organizations. We draw on conceptual tools derived from work influenced largely by Henri Lefebvre to illustrate how a spatial-temporal lens throws new light on the problem of learning and knowledge sharing across organizational communities. We examine these dynamics in a qualitative study with four high-technology engineering companies in the energy conversion and automation and aerospace sectors. Building on a situated learning perspective, we argue that a spatial and temporal perspective contributes to our understanding of processes of identity construction and the power relations that influence access to forms of participation and learning across organizational communities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Management Learning
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/hf
Subjects:
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Strategic Management
Lancaster University Management School > Management Learning & Leadership
ID Code: 61887
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2013 21:06
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 07:32
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/61887

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