Volume 1, Issue 2, 2001
Deborah Blackman, James Connelly
Learning from the Past
Collingwood and the Idea of Organisational History
Through a consideration of the views of R. G. Collingwood on historical knowledge and conceptual change, this paper addresses organisational issues such as history, culture and memory. It then subjects the idea of learning histories to critical scrutiny. It concludes that, because of their potential to become framing mental models, they may be in danger of failing to achieve the purposes for which they are used.