Quotation Grisold, Thomas. 2017. Towards a Process Definition of Unlearning: A Review and Response to the Ongoing Discussion . OLKC (Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities), Valladolid, Spanien, 26.04-28.04.


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Organizational unlearning is an influential yet controversial topic. Most recently, scholars responded to serious criticism in two special issues of The Learning Organisation and discussed why and how the idea of unlearning is a valuable concept for the organisational learning and management research. In this talk, I will review the main positions and ‘discuss the ongoing discussion’. Focusing on the individual level and considering contemporary findings from psychology and cognitive science, I will propose that unlearning may be best understood as a process of reducing the influence of old knowledge on cognitive and/or behavioural processes over time. I will further provide an outlook on how this definition could be applied to organizational contexts.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Towards a Process Definition of Unlearning: A Review and Response to the Ongoing Discussion
Event OLKC (Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities)
Year 2017
Date 26.04-28.04
Country Spain
Location Valladolid

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