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Publications

Dr. David Schwandt

Books

Schwandt, D. & Marquardt, M. (2000). Organizational Learning: World Class Theory for World Class Organizations. C.L.C. Press.

Book Chapters

Schwandt, D.R. (In Press). Collective learning as social change: Integrating complex adaptive systems and structuration with Parsons’s theory of action. In Talcott Parsons: Theory, development and applications.

Schwandt, D. R. , Holliday, S., & Pandit, G. (2009) The Complexity of Social Entrepreneurship Systems: Social Change by the Collective in J. Hazy and J. Goldstein (Eds.) Complexity and Social Entrepreneurship, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Schwandt, D.R. (2008). Individual and collective coevolution: Leadership as emergent social structuring. In M. Uhl-Bien and R. Marion (Eds.) Complexity leadership. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Panzar, C., Hazy, J. K., McKelvey, B., & Schwandt, D.R. (2008). The paradox of complex organizations: Leadership as integrative influence. In J. Hazy, J. Goldstein, & B. Lichtenstein (Eds.) Complex systems leadership theory: New perspectives from complexity science on social and organizational effectiveness. Mansfield, MA: ISCE Publishing.

Schwandt, D.R. & Szabla, D.B. (2007). Systems and leadership: Coevolution or mutual evolution towards complexity? In J. Hazy, J. Goldstein, & B. Lichtenstein (Eds.) Complex systems leadership theory: New perspectives from complexity science on social and organizational effectiveness. Mansfield, MA: ISCE Publishing.

Schwandt, D. R., & Ayvaz, M. T., (2006). Relational perspectives of collective learning and knowledge creation. In M. Ozbilgin & O. Kyriakidou (Eds.), Relational perspectives in organizational studies: A research companion. London: Edward Elgar Publishers.

Schwandt, D.R. and Gorman, M. (2004). Foresight or foreseeing? A social action explanation of complex collective knowing. In H. Tsoukas & J. Shepherd (Eds.), Managing the future: Foresight in the knowledge economy. Glasgow, Scotland: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Duarte, D. & Schwandt, D.R (1997). Using Organizational Learning in an Action Research Intervention to Maintain Technical Knowledge and Skills. In H. Preskill, & R. Dilworth (Eds.) HRD in Transition: Defining the Cutting Edge.

Schwandt, D.R. (1997). Organizational learning and strategy: An action theory perspective. In Huff, A. and Walsh, J. (Eds.) Advances in Strategic Management. Volume 14, JAI Press.

Schwandt, D.R. (1997). Exploring dynamic organizational learning processes: A social action theory perspective, In Learning Organizations edited by M. Kelleher, European Consortium on Organizational Learning.

Schwandt, D.R. (1995). Organizational learning: the dynamic “new science” of social patterns. In S. Chawla & J. Renesch (Eds.), Learning Organizations: Developing Cultures for Tomorrow’s Workplace. San Francisco: New Leaders Press.

Publications and Presentations

Schwandt, D. R. , Holliday, S., & Pandit, G. (2008) The Complexity of Social Entrepreneurship Systems: Social Change by the Collective Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, Systems Thinking, and Complexity, Adelphi University, New York April 24-27, 2008

Wasden, C. & Schwandt, D. R. (2008) Addressing Social Needs by Creating Social Markets: A Case Study of Social Entrepreneurial Emergence Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, Systems Thinking, and Complexity, Adelphi University, New York April 24-27, 2008

Schwandt, D. R. (2005). When managers become philosophers: Integrating learning with sensemaking. Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol.4, No.2, 176-192

Schwandt, D.R., Hazy, J. K., & Tivnan, B. F., (2004a). Modeling social structure as network effects: Computational evidence that rewarding learning improves performance. Proceeding from the International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2004), New England Complex Systems Institute (Ed.), 38. Boston, MA: New England Complex Systems Institute.

Schwandt, D.R., Hazy, J. K., & Tivnan, B. F., (2004b). Permeable boundaries in organizational learning. Proceeding from the International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2004), New England Complex Systems Institute (Ed.), 38. Boston, MA: New England Complex Systems Institute.

Schwandt, D.R. (2003) Commentary, Journal of the Society of Organizational Learning, Summer, 2003, Volume 4, Issue 4, MIT Press.

Schwandt, D. (2001) Implementing new policy: A knowledge creation process. In Enhancing capacity to implement the federal interagency policy. National Academy of Public Administration. Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (2001). Patterns of learning and performance; Applications of organizational sensemaking. Proceedings of 8th European Workshop on Managerial and Organizational Cognition, Paris, France.

Schwandt, D. (2001). Implementing new policy: A knowledge creation process. In Enhancing capacity to implement the federal interagency policy. National Academy of Public Administration. Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (2001). Patterns of learning and performance; Applications of organizational sensemaking. Proceedings of 8th European Workshop on Managerial and Organizational Cognition, Paris, France.

Callahan, J.L. & Schwandt, D.R. (2000). Emotion work and perceptions of affective culture in a military nonprofit organization. AHRD Annual Conference Proceedings.
Schwandt, D. & Marquardt, M. (2000) Organizational Learning: World Class Theory for World Class Organizations. C.L.C. Press

Schwandt, D., Marsick, V. & Gephart, (1998). Creating a sense of learning organizations: A conversation of theory and practice. In Issues and Trends Report, American Society for Training and Development.

Schwandt, D., Casey, A., & Gorman, M. (1998). In search of organizational sensemaking. Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management, 35th Annual Meeting, Springfield, Mass.

Schwandt, D.R. (1997). Exploring dynamic organizational learning processes: A social action theory perspective, In Learning Organizations edited by Michael Kelleher, European Consortium on Organizational Learning.

Schwandt, D.R. & Johnson, C. (1995). Changing the dominant logic of strategic human resource planning. Paper and presentation at The 1995 Strategic Management Society Conference, Mexico City, Mexico

Schwandt, D.R.(1994). Organizational learning as a dynamic sociological construct: Theory and research. Proceedings of the 1994 International System Dynamics Conference.(pp. 55-66).Systems Dynamic Society: University of Stirling, Scotland, UK.

Blimline, C.A. & Schwandt, D.R. (1992). A Multi-Strategy Approach to Career Planning.

In H.D Lea & Z.B. Leibowitz (Ed.), Adult career development: Concepts, issues, and practices (2nd ed.) (pp. 115-121). Washington DC: The National Career Development Association.

Schwandt, D.R. (1991). Integrating effectiveness and efficiency through humanistic methods in human resource development. Proceedings of the Seminario Sobre Capacitacion De La Banca Iberoamericana. Antigua, Guatemala.

Schwandt, D. R. (1990). Review of Effective human resource development: How to build a strong and responsive HRD function by Chalofsky, N.E. & Reinhart, C., Human Resource Development Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 1.

Schwandt, D.R., Hillman, L. & Bartz, D. (1990). Characteristics of effective management development. Modern Management: The Journal of the Institute of Supervisory Management, Vol. 4, No. 2.

Schwandt, D.R., Hillman, L. & Bartz, D. (1990). Enhancing staff member’s performance through feedback and coaching. The Journal of Management Development. Vol. 9,3.

Schwandt, D.R., Bartz, D. & Hillman, L. (1989). Differences between “T” and “D”, Personnel Administration, Vol. 34, No.6.

Schwandt, D. R., Hillman, L.W. & Bartz, D. E. (1989). Clarifying performance expectations. Supervisory Management, American Management Association.

Papers and Presentations

Tivnan, B., Hazy, J. & Schwandt, D. (2005) Modeling social structure as network effects: Agent-based modeling support for rewarding learning. Presented at the National Academy of Management Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Schwandt, D. R., Ayvaz, M. T., & Gorman, M. (2005). Relational perspectives of learning and knowledge creation. Presented at the European Academy of Management Conference, Munich.

Gorman, M. & Schwandt, D. (2005) Creating organizational knowledge during
transformational change: A multi-site mix methods case study examining the nature of collective knowledge structures about change. Organizational Learning and Knowledge Conference, March 17- 20, 2005, Boston, MA.

Hazy, J., Tivnan, B. and Schwandt, D. R. (2004) Permeable boundaries in organizational learning: Preliminary computational modeling explorations. Academy of Management Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Hazy, J., Tivnan, B. and Schwandt, D. R. (2003) Permeable boundaries in organizational learning: Preliminary computational modeling explorations. 5th Annual Research Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management, Lancaster, U.K.

Schwandt, D.R. and Gorman, M. (2002). Foresight and foreseeing: A social action explanation of complex collective knowing in an executive team. A paper presented at the International conference on Organizational Learning, University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 11- 13th July 2002

Schwandt, D. R. Invited paper “Collectivity and Social System Dynamics”, presented October 4, 2002, Glasgow, Scotland. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Schwandt, D. (2001) Implementing new policy: A knowledge creation process. Conference on New Tools for Managing Wildland Fire, December, 2001, Washington, DC

Schwandt, D. and Golesorkhi, B. (2001). Emergent dynamic learning patterns from the interaction of sensemaking and structuring: A closer look at pathologies associated with managerial and organizational cognition. A paper presented at the 8th Workshop on Managerial and Organizational Cognition, May 30- June 1, 2001, Paris, France

Schwandt. D., (2000). Cognition in the Rough, Academy of Management National Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Schwandt. D. (2000). Managerial and Organizational Cognition and Complexity Theory, Academy of Management National Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Schwandt, D., & Callahan, J.L. (2000). Emotion work and perceptions of affective culture in a military nonprofit organization. AHRD Annual Conference, Durham, North Carolina.

Schwandt, D., Casey, A., Gorman, M. (1999). The dynamic role of organizational memory in knowledge systems: A human action theory perspective. 3rd International Conference on Organizational Learning, Lancaster, UK.

Schwandt, D & Fabian, J (1999). The Academy as Social System: A Meta-Framework for Organizational Learning. 3rd International Conference on Organizational Learning, Lancaster, UK

Schwandt, D (1999). Understanding the role of leadership and culture in change: approaches to systemic change within Hospital systems. Children’s Hospital Administrative Change Initiative, Washington, DC

Schwandt, D., Casey, A., & Gorman, M. (1998). In search of organizational sensemaking. Eastern Academy of Management, 35th Annual Meeting, Springfield, Mass.

Schwandt, D (1998). Organizational Configurations: Patterns in Self-Generating Systems. Conference on Human and Organizational Studies, Airlie, VA.

Schwandt, D. (1998). Organizational culture and change. Nations Bank Regional Managers Conference, Springfield, Virginia.

Schwandt, D. (1998). Leadership development and organizational strategy. Nationally broadcast presentation at the Regional Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D. Gorman, M, Jones, T. (1998). Developing Collaboration I Public Sector: A study of trust and learning. US Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D. (1997). Choices in U.S. Policies toward the Korean Peninsula. At the Kyonggi University summer seminar. Washington, DC.

Schwandt. D, Casey, A. & Gorman, M (1997).Organizational Learning Advances: In Search of Organizational Sensemaking. International Conference on Managerial and Organizational Cognition. Namur, Belgium.

Schwandt, D. (1997). Leadership development and organizational strategy. Presentation at the Regional Rehabilitation Utilization Institute, Philadelphia, PA.

Duarte, D. & Schwandt, D.R (1997). Using Organizational Learning in an Action Research Intervention to Maintain Technical Knowledge and Skills, [Selected Top Paper of 1996 Academy of HRD National Conference]

Schwandt, D.R. (1996). Organizational Learning: A Theory of Action Perspective, Paper presented at the Goldman & Associate Executive Human Resources Conference. Jacksonville, Florida.

Schwandt, D. R. (Nov. 1996). Organizational Learning, National Association of Partners in Education Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. & Johnson, C. (1995). Changing the dominant logic of strategic human resource planning. Paper and presentation at The 1995 Strategic Management Society Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.

Schwandt, D.R. (1995). Collective learning and performance: Integration processes in non-linear social systems. Paper and presentation at 1995 Conference on The Organization Dimensions of Global Change: No Limits to Cooperation. Academy of Management Regional Meeting. Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio

Schwandt, D.R. (1995). H R skills and knowledge for the future. Presentation to the Federal Training Officer’s Conference. Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1995). Organizational Learning. Presentation to the National War College faculty assembly. Harper’s Ferry, West VA.

Schwandt, D.R. (1995). The family friendly workplace. Presentation at the 1995 Tech Expo. Loudoun County, VA.

Schwandt, D.R. (Under Review - Oct. 1995). Organizational learning: A dynamic human resource development theory. Paper submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Human Resource Development

Schwandt, D.R. & Duarte, D. (Sept., 1995). Applications of organizational learning. Submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Human Resource Development.

Schwandt, D. R. (1994).Organizational learning as a dynamic sociological construct: Theory and research. Paper presented at the 1994 International System Dynamic Conference. University of Stirling: Scotland, UK

Schwandt, D.R. (1994). The changing workplace culture and family flexibility. Keynote Loudoun County, Virginia.

Schwandt, D. R. (1994). Organizational learning or the learning organization. Presentation to the ASTD Metropolitan Washington DC Chapter. Reston, Virginia.

Schwandt, D.R. (Ed.). (1994). The Institute for the Study of Learning Working Papers Series. Managing diversity: A dynamic process. An unpublished Working Paper by Clyde V. Croswell. Planned Organizational Change: Strategies for Effective Change. An unpublished Working Paper by Chris G. Johnson. Organizational Effectiveness. An unpublished Working Paper by Charles C. Higgins. Work Design, Redesign, and Evaluation. An unpublished Working Paper by Charles C. Higgins. Reengineering: Rhetoric, Best Practices and Research. An unpublished Working Paper by Suzanne L. Geigle. The George Washington University, The Institute for the Study of Learning.

McDonald, J. & Schwandt, D.R. (1993, February). Organizational learning in school restructuring. Paper at the national annual meeting of The American Association of School Administrators, Orlando, Fla.

Schwandt, D.R. (1993). Human Resource development and the theory of chaos. Presentation to the Training Officers Conference Monthly Professional Development Series. Fort Mc Nair, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1993). Organizational Learning. Presentation at The Cutting Edge of HRD Lecture Series. The Office of Personnel Management. Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D. R. & Siriwaiprapan, S. (1993). Organizational learning patterns and configurations: A case study. Unpublished manuscript, The George Washington University, Institute for the Study of Learning, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1993). Organizational learning systems. A presentation to the Traveler’s Insurance Company, Hartford, Conn.

Schwandt, D. R. (1993). Organizational learning in public schools. The Superintendents Seminar. The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1993). A strategy for success: How to maximize output from people in your organization. Presentation to The Colonial Board, The George Washington University, Loudoun, Virginia.

Schwandt, D.R., McDonald, J., Gorman, M., Ibarra, E. & Johnson, C. (1993). Organizational Learning in Public Schools: A Case Study. Report of research. The George Washington University, The Institute for the Study of Learning.

Schwandt, D.R. & Gundlach, A.M. (1992, August). Organizational learning: The development and implementation of an operationalization of the model. Paper presented at the national annual meeting of The Academy of Management, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Schwandt, D.R. & Gundlach, A.M. (1992, October). Organizational learning: The development and implementation of an operationalization of the model. Paper presented at the national annual meeting of University Consortium on Research in HRD, Austin, Texas.

The Leading Edge (1992). An interview with David R. Schwandt. A publication of the HRD Program at Georgia State University and the RRCEP Consortium. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Schwandt, D.R. (1992). HRD and our economy. Presentation to Leadership Howard County. Howard Community College, Howard County, Maryland.

Schwandt, D.R. (1992). Research on turnover. A report to the Ryland Mortgage Company. The George Washington University, The Institute for the Study of Learning, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1992). Total quality: Positioning ourselves through total quality HRD. Pre conference Seminar for NRAA. San Diego, Calif.

Schwandt, D.R. (1992) Teamwork Enhancement Survey. Unpublished survey developed for the James M. Montgomery Consulting Engineers, Inc. Reston, Va.

Schwandt, D. R. (1992, October). Integrating the human resource function. Keynote address to the national meeting of Mohawk-Niagara Power Company, Alexandria Bay, New York.

Schwandt, D.R. (1992, September). Integrating human resource development into RRCEP strategy. Presentation to Region IV search conference, Lake Lanier, Georgia.

Schwandt, D.R. (1992, August). Organizational learning in public schools--report on research. Presentation to the SEHD Superintendents' Conference, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1991, March) Human Resource Development White paper prepared for the National Rehabilitation Administration, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D. R., Garrigan, K. & Gundlach, A.M. (1991, September). Organizational learning: An empirical study. Paper presented at the regional annual meeting of the Tidewater American Society of Training and Development, Williamsburg, Va.

Schwandt, D.R. (1991), Diagnosing the organizational learning system. Unpublished manuscript. The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1991) Management development for leadership in the 1990’s. Seminar presented in conjunction with the School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1991, July). Establishing an organizational development capability. Presentation to Memorial Hospital, Ashville, North Carolina.

Schwandt, D.R. (1991, July). Integrating effectiveness and efficiency through humanistic methods in human resource development. Paper presented at the Third International Human Resource meeting of Central American National Banks, Antigua, Guatemala.

Schwandt, D.R. (1991). The many faces of consulting. Presentation for the George
Washington University Career Services, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1991, May). Human performance management. Presentation to the Executive Session of the Audit Forum, Orno, Maine.

Schwandt, D.R. (1990, December). Training evaluation: Return on investment. Presentation at the Navy World Wide Employee Development Conference, New Orleans, La.

Schwandt, D.R. (1990, June). Our future in human resource development. Presentation to Region IV RRCEP Conference, Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Schwandt, D. R. (1990). Work Design, Panel member presentation for NSPI workshop. Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1990). Human Resource Development in Rehabilitation. Presentation to the RRCEP Consortium. Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. and Dixon, N. (1990). Research on turnover. A Report to the Ryland Group. The George Washington University, The Institute for the Study of Learning, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1990, February). Conflict management interventions. Presentation to the Department of Interior, Tampa, Fla.

Schwandt, D.R. & Gundlach, A.(1989) HRD Competencies: Preparing future professionals. Unpublished manuscript. The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Schwandt, D.R. (1989, December). Management decision making for universities. Presentation to the President and executive team of the University College, University Maryland, College Park, Maryland.


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