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The Inquiring Organization: How Organizations Acquire Knowledge and Seek Information

Chun Wei Choo


This book examines how modes of knowledge acquisition and information seeking adopted by an organization lead to the construction of beliefs and the formation of epistemic practices that can both enable and encumber organizational learning. This then is a book about the epistemology of organizational learning and information seeking, how organizations acquire and justify knowledge, and how information is sought and shaped to warrant as well as to question beliefs. The book progressively develops a set of information and epistemic features used to define an inquiring organization. An inquiring ... More

Keywords: organizational epistemology, organizational learning, organizational information, inquiring organization, knowledge acquisition, information seeking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199782031
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782031.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chun Wei Choo, author
Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto