Differentiation and Integration in Organizational Learning

Cited 0 time in webofscience Cited 0 time in scopus
  • Hit : 55
  • Download : 0
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.
Publisher
Strategic Management Society
Issue Date
2014-06-14
Language
English
Citation

Special Conference of Strategic Management Society

URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/240512
Appears in Collection
RIMS Conference Papers
Files in This Item
There are no files associated with this item.

qr_code

  • mendeley

    citeulike


rss_1.0 rss_2.0 atom_1.0