Maps of organizational learning in regional development projects: Stories, objects and places

Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen, Anja Overgaard Thomassen


This article presents the idea of mapping organizational learning as a way of doing organizational ethnography. It suggests that organizational learning is a (re)assemblage of human and non-human and material and immaterial forces that reverberate in networks of lived stories. Mapping is suggested as a process of collecting and writing about lived stories as they emerge in different historical, geographical and material conditions. It is seen as a way of capturing a dynamic, changing and unfolding network of stories that are tied together, but are still disparate from one another. The article ties the idea of mapping to regional development projects concerned with the actualization of the bio-economy.


Mapping; Living stories, Assemblage; Organizational learning; Organizational ethnography

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