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(p. xv) List of Contributors

(p. xv) List of Contributors

Helen D. Armstrong



is a Professor Emerita from Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Her theoretical and field-based research into organizational theory and the learning organization supported her later work as her expertise morphed into indigenizing curriculum, with support from a federal grant. She still contributes to related orders to her university’s library, which is celebrated as having one of the largest collections of indigenous literature in North America.



David M. Boje



is Regents Professor Emeritus at New Mexico State University, and currently affiliated with Aalborg University in Denmark. He has been a conference founder, journal founder, journal editor, and board chair of numerous international academic organizations. He is helping to set up a Sustainability Storytelling Lab at the European School of Governance where Louis Klein is dean, and is working with https://truestorytelling.org on sustainability storytelling. He convenes the annual Storytelling Conference each December in Las Cruces New Mexico.



Shaun Bowman



is a Management Lecturer and Head of Assessment and Performance Evaluation at the London College of International Business Studies. Over twenty-three years of involvement in the Higher Education sector coupled with experience of working in small and large businesses, the private and public sectors, across a range of fields has given Shaun a particular multidisciplinary view of business. His research interests are small business and not for profit strategy.



Tom Boydell



emeritus nihil. Born 1940, Cheltenham, England—white, male, middle class, heterosexual. Initially an aeronautical engineer, he first engaged with adult learning in 1963–4, teaching in Guyana, meeting and marrying Gloria; two profoundly developmental experiences. They now have three children and four grandchildren. Drawn to ideas of Rudolf Steiner, Tom has explored leadership, management, and organizational development on all continents except Antarctica, and continues to do so wherever, and whenever, opportunities find him. He is also a professional actor and an amateur opera singer.



Amanda Brazil



is a PhD candidate at the University of Prince Edward Island in the Faculty of Education studying informal learning and critical incidents in the volunteer fire service. She is a founding member of the Prince Edward Island (PEI) Learning Partners Advisory Council, a member of the PEI Critical Incident Stress Management Steering Committee, and a researcher with FIREWELL (Firefighter Injury/illness (p. xvi) Remediation Enterprise: Work-participation that Enables Life & Livelihood), a Canadian team of firefighters and researchers working to advance firefighters’ workplace health and safety.



Hong T. M. Bui



is currently an Associate Professor in Higher Education Management at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK. She is also a Visiting Professor at IPAG Business School, France. She earned her PhD and its funding at the University of East Anglia, UK. She has background in Management, Education, Communication, and Economics. Her research covers a wide range of learning organization-related organizational behavior for innovation and sustainability.



John Burgoyne



is Emeritus Professor in the Lancaster University Management School, Visiting Professor at the University of Suffolk, and an Associate at Henley and Ashridge Business Schools. He is also a Fellow at The Brathay Trust and The Leadership Trust, and the Chair of the Patient Participation Group for the Central Lakes Medical Practice. He edited the journal that has become Management Learning. He is interested in: management, leadership, and organization, the development of these, and the evaluation of these initiatives. Also organizational learning and learning organization, and critical realism.



Robert Chia



is Research Professor of Management at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. He holds a PhD in Organizational Analysis (Lancaster University). His research covers three primary areas: organization theory and strategic management; business schools and the university/industry nexus; and East–West philosophical differences and their implications for management practices. He has authored/co-authored and edited/co-edited five books, numerous book chapters, and published extensively in top international management journals.



Anthony DiBella



is an educator and scholar-practitioner with a PhD from the MIT Sloan School and an MA in Applied Anthropology from American University. His focus is organizational effectiveness with expertise in learning and managing across cultural boundaries. He has taught at various institutions including the College of William and Mary, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and the U.S. Naval War College and is the author of How Organizations Learn (1998), Learning Practices (2001), and Systemic Change Management (2015).



Nancy M. Dixon



is a former Professor of Administrative Sciences at the George Washington University and currently President of Common Knowledge Associates. Her research and consulting are focused on moving organizations away from hierarchy toward becoming learning organizations. She helps organizations reach that goal through skillfully designed, high quality conversations that produce “valid information, free and informed choice and internal commitment to that choice” (Argyris). Her writing includes over fifty articles and eight books including The Organizational Learning Cycle and Perspectives on Dialogue.



(p. xvii) Amy C. Edmondson



is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. Edmondson teaches and writes on leadership, teams, and organizational learning, and her research has been published in leading academic and management journals. Her recent book The Fearless Organization examines the importance of psychological safety in the workplace in a changing world. Edmondson received her PhD in organizational behavior, AM in psychology, and AB in engineering and design, all from Harvard University.



Laurie Field



is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, with a long-standing interest, as both academic and consultant, in the human side of organizations and in organizational change. He is author of Managing Organisational Learning: From Rhetoric to Reality and a number of papers examining applications of learning organization rhetoric, particularly the relationship between common and competing interests and organizational learning. His current research relates to claims that educational institutions can, or should, operate as learning organizations.



Hanne Finnestrand



is Associate Professor of Organization development at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norway. She holds a PhD in Action Research and Organization development from the same university. Finnestrand has previously worked as Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF Technology and Society, doing action research in the fields of organization development and socio-technical systems design. She is currently deputy editor of the international journal Systemic Practice and Action Research.



Robert L. Flood



is Professor of Action Research at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. He was awarded Doctor of Science (Hull University) for a sustained and authoritative contribution to the field of “systems thinking.” Robert is also Doctor of Philosophy (City University, London). He has authored numerous books including Rethinking the Fifth Discipline. He is founding and current editor (1987–) of the international journal Systemic Practice and Action Research.



Bob Garratt



is an international consultant and academic. His experience covers five continents and has been influential in developing the concepts of the “Learning Organization” and the “Learning Board” in business, government, and civil society organizations. He is a director of Garratt Learning Services, London; Visiting Professor at Cass Business School; Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch; and previously on the faculties of Imperial College, London, and the University of Cambridge. He is Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants.



Francesca Gino



is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. Her research focuses on understanding the psychology that drives our decisions at work, and how people and leaders can make different choices so as to thrive in their work. Gino also studies common biases that prevent leaders and organizations from learning effectively.



(p. xviii) Swee Chua Goh



is Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour and was also the Interis Research Fellow at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto. His primary research interests are in the areas of organizational learning, performance management in public sector organizations, knowledge management, management of change, and evaluation capacity building. He has published his research in the Academy of Management Journal, European Management Journal, The Learning Organization, and Journal of Knowledge Management.



Patricia A. Gouthro



is a Professor in the Graduate Studies in Lifelong Learning program in the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is past-president of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) and has served as an editor for the International Journal of Lifelong Education (IJLE). Her research interests include women’s learning, multiliteracies, and the narrative arts.



Jens Ørding Hansen



is a Senior Researcher at Nordland Research Institute, Bodø, Norway, where he heads the Department of Business and Industry. He holds a PhD in International Management from the University of Agder, Norway. His research interests include corporate governance, corporate finance, and organization studies. He has taught finance, economics, and accounting at colleges and universities in Denmark, China, and Vietnam. At Nordland Research Institute he works on several Horizon 2020-funded projects focusing on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).



Peter Hawkins



PhD is Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School and author of many books and papers on leadership, systemic team coaching, coaching, and supervision. He is chairman of Renewal Associates and has consulted to leading organizations, boards and executive teams throughout the world. He trains and supervises organizational development consultants and systemic team coaches in Europe, America, Africa, and Asia.



Patrick J. Healy



is a graduate student in learning sciences at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He previously worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, aiding faculty in research on a range of topics, including general management, leadership, teamwork, and organizational learning. Prior to that, Healy designed, developed, and delivered online courses for Harvard Business School Online and the International Monetary Fund. He has a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College and specializes in online learning and instructional design.



Lone Hersted



is Assistant Professor, PhD, and works at the Department of Culture and Learning at Aalborg University. Her research and teaching is concerned with organizational learning, relational leading, leadership training, action research, and dialogical process. Currently she is working with an action research project for management learning involving the leading teams at thirty-eight vocational schools (p. xix) in Denmark. Furthermore she is actively involved in an action research project in a public institution for citizens with deaf-blindness and hearing-loss.



Siu Loon Hoe



is Principal Lecturer and Consultant, Smart Health Leadership Center, at the Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained his PhD in Management and MBA in International Business from The University of Western Australia (UWA) and BSc from NUS. Siu Loon was formerly a research fellow and tutor on the adjunct faculty of UWA Business School. He currently serves on the editorial boards of The Learning Organization, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, and Development and Learning in Organizations.



Jacky Hong



is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Macau, Macau. He received his PhD from Lancaster University. Since early 2000, he has been researching and publishing papers on the broader themes of organizational learning and knowledge management in the Asian context in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, and Journal of World Business. He is on the editorial review board of Journal of World Business and Management Learning among others.



Shih-wei Hsu



is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Behaviour, Business School, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He obtained his PhD at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. His research interests are in alternative organizations, poststructuralism, knowledge management, organizational learning, Taoism, and critical leadership studies. He is currently working on a research project that applies the theory of unlearning to develop an alternative learning paradigm. He is also involved in a research project that seeks to explore alternative leadership styles in the context of social movement.



Are Jensen



is an Associate Professor at Nord University Business School (Norway) and holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship. Research interests include organizational behavior and learning, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance. He teaches entrepreneurship, research methodology, and statistics. Are also participates in a H2020 project related to Responsible Research and Innovation. Besides researching entrepreneurs, Are used to be one. This helps him understand the difficulties founders are faced with on a daily basis.



Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen



PhD, is Professor in Organizational Learning in the Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University. His research interests comprise power, storytelling, ethics, and sustainability in organizations. He is currently involved in regional projects concerning sustainability. He is the head of the Sustainable Storytelling Lab at The European School of Governance (EUSG). Kenneth has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books, articles, and book chapters in amongst others Scandinavian Journal of Management and Business Ethics—A European Perspective.



(p. xx) Kyoungshin Kim



is a Visiting Professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. She received her PhD degree in Human Resource and Organization Development from the University of Georgia. She also obtained her PhD in Organization and Human Resources from Sungkyunkwan University. Her research interests include the learning organization, organizational performance, intangible assets, leadership, and leader behaviors. Her work appeared in Human Resource Development Quarterly and European Journal of Training and Development.



Angela King Smith



is a change management and organizational effectiveness leader, and has experience in both private and public sectors. She is an administrator at a large urban school district. Angela is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development from the University of Georgia. She holds her MBA from Clark Atlanta University and her BS in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.



Alice Lam



is Professor of Organisation Studies at the School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. She has researched extensively on how societal institutions influence work organization, learning, and knowledge creation within firms. More recently she has examined the role of careers as a vehicle for knowledge transfer across organizational and institutional boundaries. Her research has been published in Human Relations, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Research Policy.



Zhenqiu (Laura) Lu



is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Methodologies at the University of Georgia. She obtained her PhD on Quantitative from the University of Notre Dame and an MA on Mathematics from the Temple University, PA. Her research interests include Structural Equation Modeling, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian estimation methods, and general linear modeling. Her publications have appeared in a number of journals including Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Multivariate Behavioral Research, and European Journal of Training and Development.



Carry K. Y. Mak



is a Senior Instructor in the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau, where she also received her PhD. Before joining academia, she has worked as a business executive in Macau. Her research interests include organizational learning, cross-cultural management, strategic management, and organization behavior in the international context. Her recent publication on political sensemaking and sensegiving in multinational corporations has appeared in Organization Studies.



Michael J. Marquardt



is Professor Emeritus of Human and Organizational Learning at George Washington University. He is the author of 26 books and over 100 professional articles in the areas of learning organization, action learning, global leadership, and team dynamics. Over one million copies of his publications have been sold in a dozen languages worldwide. He is a co-founder and first President of the World Institute for Action Learning. Dr. Marquardt has introduced action learning to thousands of organizations in every corner of the globe.



(p. xxi) Victoria J. Marsick



is Professor of Adult Learning & Leadership, Department of Organization & Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. Victoria’s scholarship examines naturally occurring, informal learning at work—in individual learners, and through their collaborative work with others in, and on behalf of, groups, communities, and organizations. She has written on transformative learning, team learning, action learning, and organizational learning—often with Watkins. Her most recent book is Strategic Organizational Learning (with Martha Gephart).



Nhien Nguyen



is an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She is also a senior researcher at Nordland Research Institute, Norway, and an Associate Editor of The Learning Organization journal. She has participated in several EU innovation projects as scientific coordinator and work package leader. Her research expertise includes innovation management and strategy, innovation policy, responsible research and innovation (RRI), organizational learning and unlearning, and the learning organization.



Anders Örtenblad



is Professor of Work Life Research at the University of Agder, Norway. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Learning Organization, and has published articles on the learning organization and organizational learning in journals such as Human Relations, Management Learning and International Journal of Management Reviews. Among books he has edited are a series of books on adaptation of various management ideas for various industries, sectors, national cultures, and religions; one of them is Handbook of Research on the Learning Organization: Adaptation and Context.



Mike Pedler



is Emeritus Professor at Henley Business School, University of Reading and founding editor of the journal Action Learning: Research and Practice. As a researcher he is interested in questions of learning and unlearning and with how organizing processes can become more effective through engaging all those concerned. Reflecting on and writing about what he does is an important aspect of his practice. He has written and co-authored books and papers on management self-development, action learning, leadership, and the learning organization.



Grace Ann Rosile



PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Management at New Mexico State University. She studies organizational storytelling, ethics, indigenous ethics, and pedagogy. She is author of numerous academic articles and book chapters, most recently focused on Ensemble Leadership Theory and Ensemble Storytelling. She is founder of HorseSense At Work, offering management development and teamwork training. She also wrote and developed seven educational films and edited one book on Tribal Wisdom for Business Ethics.



William D. Schneper



is an Associate Professor of Organization Studies and Management at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. His research interests are at the intersection of corporate governance, strategic management, and international business. His current research focuses upon the impact of stakeholders on firm performance and behavior, and the role of the modern business corporation in society. (p. xxii) His publications have appeared in a number of high quality research outlets including Administrative Science Quarterly, International Business Review, and Organization Science.



Nancy Taber



is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Brock University. She teaches in the areas of critical adult education and socio-cultural learning, with a focus on gender and militarism. Her research explores the ways in which learning, gender, and militarism interact in daily life, popular culture, museums, academic institutions, and military organizations. Her publications include “Gendered Militarism in Canada: Learning Conformity and Resistance.” She is currently using the genre of fiction to explore the complexities of women’s lives.



Paul Tosey



PhD is a freelance consultant and researcher and formerly Senior Lecturer and Head of PhD programs at Surrey Business School University of Surrey, UK, where he is now an Honorary Visiting Fellow. His research interests include organizational learning, inquiry-based learning, qualitative research methods, and modes of personal/professional development including Clean Language. He has published widely on these themes and is a former editor of The Learning Organization journal.



Max Visser



is an Associate Professor of Management, Accounting & Organization at the Institute for Management Research, Radboud University, the Netherlands. His research interests include the relations between organizational learning, management control, accountability and performance, in particular in governmental, public sector, and non-profit organizations, and from both descriptive and normative perspectives. His publications appeared in Academy of Management Review, Management Learning, Journal of Business Ethics, Human Resource Management Review, and The Learning Organization, among others.



Mary Ann Von Glinow



is the Knight Ridder eminent Scholar Chair in International Management and CIBER Director at Florida International University in Miami, FL, USA. She is a former President of the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business. She is the Senior Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). Her research is largely related to “contextualization” in IB Research but spans a number of conceptual disciplines.



Karen E. Watkins



is Professor of Learning, Leadership & Organizational Development of the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration & Policy at The University of Georgia. Karen’s scholarly interests include action research, informal and incidental learning, and organizational learning culture assessment. She has published numerous books, articles, and chapters, and, with Marsick, developed the Dimensions of a Learning Organization Questionnaire (1997) used in over seventy published studies.



David Wernick



is University Lecturer in the Department of Management and International Business at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA. His research focuses on global business strategy, innovation, and sustainable enterprise. He is the author of numerous academic and policy-oriented studies on global business, (p. xxiii) including the book chapter “Innovation in Africa: A View from the Peaks and Hilltops of a Spiky Continent,” in Innovation in Emerging Markets.



Peter Wyer



is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Dean of the London College of International Business Studies. Internationally respected in entrepreneurship and business education, Peter specializes in supporting growth-seeking small businesses and for long periods divided his time between research and academic program development roles in university business schools and provision of direct support to small enterprises. His research focuses predominantly upon small business strategy development processes and incorporates a comparative dimension that examines small business development in developed, developing, and transitional economic contexts. (p. xxiv)