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Journal Article

ADIIEA: An Organizational Learning Model for Business Management and Innovation  pp98-107

John Lewis

© Jun 2014 Volume 12 Issue 2, Special Edition for ICICKM 2013, Editor: Annie Green, pp83 - 154

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Abstract: This paper introduces the Innate Lesson Cycle (ADIIEA) as a uniting and integrated framework for business process operations and organizational learning. Thus far, the Knowledge Management (KM) and Organizational Learning (OL) movements ha ve tried to teach OLŽ to organizations as an add‑onŽ while assuming that current business models are sound. Instead, we find that current business models are based on industrial age factory process work, and fail to keep up with the learning and innovat ion demands of the knowledge economy. This paper suggests that these current business models be replaced, not complimented, with a learning‑based model. In the epistemological formulation of this learning model, ADIIEA is compared with the SECI model, and its underlying assumptions about tacit and explicit knowledge as appropriate foundational underpinnings are challenged. Instead of a nounŽ approach to knowledge foundations (tacit and explicit knowledge), a verbŽ approach (questioning, reflective, a nd reactive modes) to knowledge foundations is illustrated to be appropriately compared to required business process operations. Additionally, this approach is shown to be epistemologically aligned with the fundamental symbols of language, where we unive rsally find the question mark, period, and exclamation point, respectfully. From this verb‑based foundation, several applications of ADIIEA are then illustrated to address current issues found in education, business processes, policy‑making, and knowledge systems.


Keywords: Keywords: organizational learning, epistemology, theory of knowledge, process management, innovation, knowledge creation, questioning


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