Differentiation and Integration in Organizational Learning

Sangyoon Yi, Nils Stieglitz, Thorbjørn Knudsen

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Resumé

An organization is a context where its members are assigned tasks and learn from their work experiences. Although researchers agree that organization structure influences organizational learning, the literature has not forcefully examined its micro-level process. As an initiative effort, we tap the potential of the garbage can model and extend it to accommodate individual learning and knowledge diversity. While confirming the conventional wisdom regarding the specialization-coordination tradeoff, our simulation analysis reveals an underexplored merit of hierarchical structures: tightly constrained participation for low-level members promotes their specialization which helps, rather than hiders, dynamic coordination driven by high-level members under loose participation constraint and thus with broad experiences and knowledge. This advantage becomes pronounced when the organization faces more difficult problems and its members learn faster.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato13. jun. 2014
StatusUdgivet - 13. jun. 2014
BegivenhedCopenhagen Conference of Strategic Management Society (SMS) - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 13. jun. 201415. jun. 2014

Konference

KonferenceCopenhagen Conference of Strategic Management Society (SMS)
LokationCopenhagen Business School
LandDanmark
ByCopenhagen
Periode13/06/201415/06/2014

Fingeraftryk

Organizational learning
Organization structure
Work experience
Trade-offs
Simulation analysis
Participation constraints
Hierarchical structure
Participation
Individual learning
Wisdom

Citer dette

Yi, S., Stieglitz, N., & Knudsen, T. (2014). Differentiation and Integration in Organizational Learning. Paper præsenteret på Copenhagen Conference of Strategic Management Society (SMS), Copenhagen, Danmark.
Yi, Sangyoon ; Stieglitz, Nils ; Knudsen, Thorbjørn. / Differentiation and Integration in Organizational Learning. Paper præsenteret på Copenhagen Conference of Strategic Management Society (SMS), Copenhagen, Danmark.
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Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskningpeer review

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