Time and organizational learning: A review and agenda for future research

J.J. Berends, E. Antonacopoulou

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This paper examines the time dimensions of organizational learning. While several recent studies have addressed aspects of time in relation to organizational learning, the topic of time has received little attention in reviews of the field, and this promising domain of research is fragmented. The objective of this paper is to bring these dispersed conceptualizations and findings together and to provide a more solid conceptual foundation for the time dimensions of organizational learning as a new research avenue. Three sets of mechanisms are discerned: concerning time as duration; the timing of organizational learning; and the role of the past, present and future in organizational learning. Each of these perspectives offers unique insights, which when integrated can help map new directions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-453
JournalInternational Journal of Management Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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