Session Details: Session 1705

Towards the Micro-Foundations Of Organizational Learning

Track I

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008


Time: 15:00 – 16:30

Interest Group Panel

Room: Salon 17

Session Chair:
Maurizio Zollo, Bocconi University


The quest to endogenize, or at least seriously consider, micro-level processes in the study of strategically relevant phenomena has been recently launched (or re-launched) in a number of conferences and journal special issues. The study of micro- or individual-level dimensions in the context of organizational learning and innovation processes has received, however, relatively less attention. The objective of this workshop is to stimulate the scholarly debate on how to develop a research agenda on micro-foundational processes in the study of the phenomena that characterize our Interest Group. The plan is to first share some of the current thinking and empirical work currently being carried out in this area, from managerial cognition to motivational processes and down to the neural correlates of learning behavior. This will form the basis for a collective discussion about how the recent advancements in psychology and in neuroscience can be leveraged to study the role of the individual manager’s dispositions in shaping organizational learning and innovation outcomes.

All Sessions in Track I...

Sun: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 1505: Innovation, Learning and Corporate Responsibility
Sun: 15:00 – 16:30
Session 1705: Towards the Micro-Foundations Of Organizational Learning
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1022: Using Alliance Networks to Enhance Innovation
Session 1024: Developing New Technologies and Products
Mon: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 1013: Linking Organizational Factors to Innovation Orientation and Outcomes
Session 1023: The Role of Top Management in Learning and Innovation
Mon: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 1016: The Influence of "Outsiders" on Innovation
Tue: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1017: The Influence of Learning and Absorptive Capacity on Innovation
Session 1021: Influences on Innovation Strategies and Outcomes
Tue: 14:30 – 15:45
Session 1018: Building on the Past: The Effect of Experience and Relatedness
Wed: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 1014: Creating Ambidextrous Organizations
Session 1019: Working with Others: Collaboration and Knowledge Development
Wed: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 1015: Knowledge Innovation: Creating New Knowledge and Capabilities
Session 1020: When Does Geographic Proximity Pay?

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