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Organizational memory studies
journal contributionposted on 2021-06-18, 15:16 authored by Hamid Foroughi, Diego M. Coraiola, Jukka Rintamaki, Sébastien Mena, William M. Foster
This paper provides an overview and discussion of the rapidly growing literature on organizational memory studies (OMS). We define OMS as an inquiry into the ways that remembering and forgetting shape, and are shaped by, organizations and organizing processes. The contribution of this article is threefold. We briefly review what we understand by organizational memory and explore some key debates and points of contestation in the field. Second, we identify four different perspectives that have been developed in OMS (functional, interpretive, critical and performative) and expand upon each perspective by showcasing articles published over the past decade. In particular, we examine four papers previously published in Organization Studies to show the distinctiveness of each perspective. Finally, we identify a number of areas for future research to facilitate the future development of OMS.
- Loughborough University London
Published inOrganization Studies
Pages1725 - 1748
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
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