Organisational (Un)Learning of Public Research Labs in Turbulent Context

Int. J. Innovation and Learning, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp.115–129, 2014

15 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2015

See all articles by Mario Coccia

Mario Coccia

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Emanuele Cadario

Italian National Research Council (CNR)

Date Written: March 16, 2015

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; learning; public research labs; internal communication; knowledge creation; learning organisation; cognitive mapping; congregate maps.

JEL Classification: M00; I20

Suggested Citation

Coccia, Mario and Cadario, Emanuele, Organisational (Un)Learning of Public Research Labs in Turbulent Context (March 16, 2015). Int. J. Innovation and Learning, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp.115–129, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2579261

Mario Coccia (Contact Author)

National Research Council of Italy (CNR) ( email )

Via San Martino della battaglia, 44
Roma, 00185
Italy
+390116824925 (Phone)
+390116824966 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ircres.cnr.it/index.php/it/staffircres/42-cv

Emanuele Cadario

Italian National Research Council (CNR) ( email )

Via San Martino della battaglia, 44
Roma, 00185
Italy

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
35
Abstract Views
355
PlumX Metrics