Myths, Narratives and the Dilemma of Managerial Support: Organizational learning as an alternative? by Alexander DreilingMyths, Narratives and the Dilemma of Managerial Support: Organizational learning as an alternative? by Alexander Dreiling

Myths, Narratives and the Dilemma of Managerial Support: Organizational learning as an alternative?

byAlexander DreilingForeword byProf. Dr. Jörg Becker And Prof. Dr. Iris Vessey

Paperback | June 26, 2007

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The importance of managerial support has been established for modern busine- related sciences at least as early as 1922. It was then in the ?rst issue of Harvard Business Review, that Wallace B. Donham called for a proper theory of business to avoid business to continue to be "unsystematic, haphazard, and for many men a pathetic gamble." The past century witnessed signi?cant development in terms of theory. Common examples attracting considerable attention for scienti?c enquiry are decision theory, knowledge management and transfer,or organizational learning. Each set of theories focuses aspects of managerial work. Methods and tools based upon decision theory are concerned with ?nding one appropriate course of actions amongst a myriad of possibilities. Knowledge management methods and tools - sentially seek to conserve and transfer expert knowledge so that repetitive errors can more easily be prevented and repeating success more easily be achieved. - nally, methods and tools building upon the notion of organizational learning aim at signi?cantly lowering the resources involved in creating experts. I focus organizational learning for two main reasons: Firstly, learning is an "- avoidable" phenomenon. Learning does not have to be pursued as an additional activity to daily responsibilities. It is thus not the question if managers learn but what they learn and how this learning process can be directed. Secondly, a new dimension of criticism emerged from postmodern discussions of knowledge m- agement or decision making, which at least hints at the need to investigate other mechanisms for supporting management.
Dr. Alexander Dreiling promovierte bei Prof. Dr. Jörg Becker am Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformation und Informationsmanagement an der Universität Münster. Er ist als Senior Researcher bei SAP in Brisbane, Australien tätig.
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Title:Myths, Narratives and the Dilemma of Managerial Support: Organizational learning as an alternative?Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pagesPublished:June 26, 2007Publisher:Deutscher UniversitätsverlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3835002791

ISBN - 13:9783835002791

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Foundations: organizations, IT, and language, management support (dilemma), synopsisApplication: related literature, research design, exposition of the approach used, cased descriptions and model construction, analysisConstruction: related literature, research design, goal decomposition and transformation