The mutuality of emotions and learning in organizations

Simpson, B. and MARSHALL, NICHOLAS (2010) The mutuality of emotions and learning in organizations Journal Of Management Inquiry, 19 (4). pp. 351-365. ISSN 1056-4926

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Abstract

The interplay between emotion and learning is a continuing source of debate and inquiry in organization studies, attracting an increasing number of important contributions. However, a detailed understanding of the interaction between emotion and learning remains elusive. In an effort to extend the existing debate, this article offers an alternative approach that draws on the tradition of pragmatist philosophy, where emotion and learning can both be defined as dynamic processes that emerge in the relational context of social transactions. The mutually constructing interplay between these two processes is then illustrated with an example of a collaborative project in which anxiety, love, guilt, and hostility are all entangled in the learning process.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pragmatist philosophy; Relationality; Social selves; Inquiry; Personal constructs; CENTRIM
Subjects:C000 Biological and Biomedical Sciences > C800 Psychology
N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1177/1056492610376531
Faculties:Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management
ID Code:7980
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:06 Dec 2010 17:34
Last Modified:05 Apr 2013 16:17

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