The purpose of this two-part paper is to provide a summary of current research opportunities in organizational forgetting literature and a future research agenda.
The summary of current research opportunities and future research agenda is drawn from the systematic literature review and synthesis reported in Part I.
Two broad areas for future research are proposed: A first area that highlights a need to address integrative theoretical challenges that include issues of temporality, history, power dynamics, and organizational context. A second area that highlights a need to reconcile contradicting explanations – such as whether technological sophistication and codification practices versus social networks prevent knowledge depreciation and loss – through a multilevel perspective.
Limitations relate to time span coverage and journal article accessibility.
This Part II paper provides a summary of current research opportunities and offers directions for future research on organizational forgetting.
A previous draft of this paper was presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting held in Vancouver (Canada) in August 2015. The authors gratefully acknowledge Pablo Martin de Holan, Mary Crossan and Tracy Lawrence for their useful comments on previous drafts of the manuscript.
Funding: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Mariano, S., Casey, A. and Oliveira, F. (2020), "Organizational forgetting Part II: a review of the literature and future research directions", The Learning Organization, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/TLO-01-2020-0003Download as .RIS
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