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Interview with Daniel Levinthal on Learning Organizations

July 2008- By Dr. Nagendra V Chowdary

A learning organization requires a certainmodesty and openness ofmind. To be truly committed to learning, an organizationmust accept the notion that there are no best ways of doing things, but rather simply ways of doing things that are yet to be shown to be inferior.
— Daniel A Levinthal
Effective executive interview with Daniel Levinthal on Learning Organizations

Daniel A Levinthal is the Reginald H Jones Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is the current Chair of the Management Department at Wharton. He has had a number of editorial roles at major academic journals and has an extensive publication record of over 40 articles and book chapters. Levinthal's research focuses on questions of organizational adaptation and industry evolution, particularly in the context of technological change.

Useful for Understanding of:

  • How to identify the need for being a learning organization
  • How to create learning organizations
  • Role of leadership in creating a successful learning organization
  • Concept of a learning organization - competitive necessity or a mere organizational nicety.
Originally Published in Effective Executive, IUP
Effective Executive Reference No. 03M-2008-07-11-06
IBSCDC Reference No. INT0045
Year and Month of Publication July 2008
Keywords Daniel Levinthal,How to identify the need for being a learning organization,How to create learning organizations ,Role of leadership in creating a successful learning organization,Concept of a learning organization - competitive necessity or a mere organizational nicety.

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