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The Unlearning of Managerial Skills : A Qualitative Study of Executive Officers

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Title: The Unlearning of Managerial Skills : A Qualitative Study of Executive Officers
Authors: Matsuo, Makoto Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: unlearning
managerial skills
uexecutive officer
leadership pipeline model
upper echelons
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: European Academy of Management
Journal Title: European Management Review
Volume: 16
Start Page: 303
End Page: 315
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/emre.12122
Abstract: Although the abilities of executive officers to unlearn may have a significant impact on organizational unlearning, few studies have investigated the individual unlearning transition. The goal of this study was to examine the managerial unlearning process upon promotion from senior manager to executive officer, based on the upper echelons perspective and leadership pipeline model. Analyses of interview data with 46 executive officers at medium and large-sized Japanese firms indicated that they unlearned and learned their managerial skills in relation to ‘decision making’, ‘delegation and motivation’, and ‘collecting information’, and that the unlearning process was discontinuous. Specifically, decision making skills were switched from ‘short-term, analytic, and partial’ to ‘long-term, intuitive, and holistic’. Skills in delegation and motivation were transformed from ‘directive’ to ‘dedicated and entrusting’. Skills in collecting information were switched from ‘direct collection’ to ‘network-based collection’. This study contributes to the literature on managerial skills by showing empirically the discontinuous nature of management transitions with regard to an unlearning perspective.
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/74861
Appears in Collections:経済学院・経済学研究院 (Graduate School of Economics and Business / Faculty of Economics and Business) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

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