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Organisational (un)learning of public research labs in turbulent context

Mario Coccia () and Emanuele Cadario

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014, vol. 15, issue 2, 115-129

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the underlying mechanisms of organisational learning within public research labs. Results of individual cognitive maps and congregate map, based on a critical case study, show inertia in the organisational learning with negative effects on strategic change and scientific performances of the public research institution. Some main causes of this organisational (un)learning are the effects of friction on the intra-organisational communication among researchers and scientific groups driven by hasty restructuring, high bureaucratisation of public bodies, low coordination and incentives of public servants. Some management implications of learning organisation are discussed.

Keywords: organisational learning; innovation; public research laboratories; internal communication; knowledge creation; learning organisations; cognitive mapping; congregate maps. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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