Expectational learning in knowledge communities

Expectational learning in knowledge communities How do organizations learn? By examining the literature in this area, several problems in the conventional wisdom about organizational learning are explored. The conditions that enable collective knowledge creation, including the role of expectations, and the effects of these conditions on the knowledge creation process are discussed. The empirical basis of this study is a complex oil field deployment project in the Norwegian Sea. The study demonstrates that expectations trigger learning processes. It also shows that different kinds of experiences are connected to different activity types. The ability to organize integrated teams across formal organizations and run concurrent activities appear to be important means of pulling tacit knowledge to the surface. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Organizational Change Management Emerald Publishing

Expectational learning in knowledge communities

Journal of Organizational Change Management, Volume 12 (5): 14 – Oct 1, 1999

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0953-4814
DOI
10.1108/09534819910289093
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Abstract

How do organizations learn? By examining the literature in this area, several problems in the conventional wisdom about organizational learning are explored. The conditions that enable collective knowledge creation, including the role of expectations, and the effects of these conditions on the knowledge creation process are discussed. The empirical basis of this study is a complex oil field deployment project in the Norwegian Sea. The study demonstrates that expectations trigger learning processes. It also shows that different kinds of experiences are connected to different activity types. The ability to organize integrated teams across formal organizations and run concurrent activities appear to be important means of pulling tacit knowledge to the surface.

Journal

Journal of Organizational Change ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 1999

Keywords: Knowledge; Organizations; Oil industry; Norway

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