Crises as learning agents: Developing and exploring a conceptual framework of crisis induced learning and testing its practical applicability
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the first Young Researchers' Seminar, Malmö, 2008, 23-34 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
This article aims to contribute to the debate on organizational learning from crisis by shedding light on the phenomena of crises as learning agents. It suggests a conceptual framework based on conceptual categories and answers to four fundamental questions: what lessons are learned (single- or double-loop)?; what is the focus of the lessons (prevention or response)?; when are lessons learned (intra- or intercrisis)?; is learning carried out or blocked from implementation (distilled or implemented)? The practical applicability of the framework is explored in a case study of two consecutive crises that provoked lessons from two organizations with public task orientations. In the final sections of the study four propositions on crisis-induced learning are posed for future research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö, 2008. 23-34 p.
Research subject Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2550OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-2550DiVA: diva2:525896
The 2008 Young Researchers Seminar (Lunds universitet)