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In praise of organizational forgetting. / Easterby-Smith, Mark; Lyles, Marjorie.

In: Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 20, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 311-316.

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Easterby-Smith, M & Lyles, M 2011, 'In praise of organizational forgetting', Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 311-316. https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492611408508

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Easterby-Smith, Mark ; Lyles, Marjorie. / In praise of organizational forgetting. In: Journal of Management Inquiry. 2011 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 311-316.

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