The Politics of Organizational Learning: Integrating Power into the 4I Framework

Lawrence, Thomas B., Mauws, Michael K., Dyck, Bruno and Kleysen, Robert F. (2005) The Politics of Organizational Learning: Integrating Power into the 4I Framework. Academy of Management Review, 30 (1). pp. 180-191.

Abstract

We argue that power and politics provide the social energy that transforms the insights of individuals and groups into the institutions of an organization. Moreover, we propose that different forms of power in organizations are connected to specific learning processes—intuition is linked with discipline, interpretation with influence, integration with force, and institutionalization with domination—and that an examination of these different forms of power provides a basis for understanding why some insights become institutionalized while others do not.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Organizational learning, Organizational behavior, Power (Social sciences), Social sciences, Political science, Corporate culture, Organizational change, Intuition, Learning, Associations, institutions
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2015 13:21
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 17:20
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5570

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