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Rational, Interpretivist, and Practical Approaches to Organizational Memory

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Dmitrijs Kravcenko

Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick, GB
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PhD Candidate in Innovation, Knowledge, and Organizational Networks Research Centre (IKON)
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Abstract

To study organizations means to study their memories. At different points in time, organizational memory has been considered in the literature as a time-capsule, a social system that attributes meaning, and a teleological aspect of a practice. Building on these theories this essay will attempt to present a holistic overview of the mnemonic phenomenon. A proposed distinction between short- and long-term manifestations of practice memory and the role of organizational memory in solidifying regimes of practices within an organization is discussed. Possible questions for further research are put forward.

How to Cite: Kravcenko, D., 2015. Rational, Interpretivist, and Practical Approaches to Organizational Memory. iSCHANNEL, 9(2), pp.14–22.
Published on 12 Feb 2015.
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