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posted 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.

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School

  • Loughborough University London

Published in

Organization Studies

Volume

41

Issue

12

Pages

1725 - 1748

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© The Authors

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Publication date

2020-11-27

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0170-8406

eISSN

1741-3044

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Jukka Rintamaki. Deposit date: 18 June 2021

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