Title: Organisational learning categories: their influence on organisational performance
Authors: Victor J. Garcia-Morales, Francisco Javier LLorens-Montes, Antonio J. Verdu-Jover
Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Granada, Campus Cartuja, s.n., Granada 18071, Spain. ' Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Granada, Campus Cartuja, s.n., Granada 18071, Spain. ' Faculty of Social and Juridical Sciences, University Miguel Hernandez, Edificio La Galia. Avda. del Ferrocarril, s/n, Elche, Alicante, 03202, Spain
Abstract: We propose that conscious organisational learning, level II/III learning and learning from internal and negative experience produce greater organisational performance than unconscious organisational learning, level I learning and learning from external and positive experience. We also propose that level I learning is sufficient in a well-understood environment, while level II/III is better for an ambiguous environment and that vicarious learning produces better organisational performance than congenital learning.
Keywords: organisational learning categories; conscious learning; unconscious learning; level learning; experience; success; failure; organisational performance; vicarious learning; congenital learning.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2006 Vol.3 No.5, pp.518 - 536
Published online: 24 Jul 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article