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‘Learning from the past: Collingwood and the idea of organisational history'

Blackman, Deborah; Connelly, James

Authors

Deborah Blackman



Abstract

Through a consideration of the views of R.G. Collingwood on historical knowledge and conceptual change, this paper addresses organisational issues such as history, culture and memory. It then subjects the idea of ‘learning histories’ to critical scrutiny. It concludes that, because of their potential to become framing mental models, they may be in danger of failing to achieve the purposes for which they are used.

Citation

Blackman, D., & Connelly, J. (2001). ‘Learning from the past: Collingwood and the idea of organisational history'. Philosophy of management, 1(2), 43 - 54. https://doi.org/10.5840/pom20011213

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Feb 6, 2015
Publication Date 2001-06
Journal Philosophy of management
Print ISSN 1740-3812
Electronic ISSN 2052-9597
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 2
Pages 43 - 54
DOI https://doi.org/10.5840/pom20011213
Keywords Mental model; Organisational memory; History matter; Historical knowledge; Learning history
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/409387
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.5840/pom20011213#aboutcontent