Organizational Structure and Organizational Learning

Puranam, P., & Maciejovsky, B., Organizational Structure and Organizational Learning. In: L. Argote and J. M. Levine (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2017/33/STR

39 Pages Posted: 5 May 2017 Last revised: 24 May 2017

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Phanish Puranam

INSEAD

Boris Maciejovsky

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

Date Written: May 24, 2017

Abstract

In this chapter, we aim to provide a concise overview of the literature on the relationship between organizational structure and organizational learning. The objective is to organize rather than survey the literature in depth, with a view to making opportunities for further research more salient. We consider two dimensions of organizational structure: the extent to which influence patterns are clustered and symmetric, as well as two forms of organizational learning - online and offline. Arraying the existing results from the literature along these dimensions shows exactly where the empirical and theoretical gaps are, and we suggest these are particularly amenable to approaches combining models and experiments on groups.

Keywords: Organizational Structure, Organizational Learning, Knowledge Transfer, Information Sharing, Experience Sampling, Social Networks

Suggested Citation

Puranam, Phanish and Maciejovsky, Boris, Organizational Structure and Organizational Learning (May 24, 2017). Puranam, P., & Maciejovsky, B., Organizational Structure and Organizational Learning. In: L. Argote and J. M. Levine (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming; INSEAD Working Paper No. 2017/33/STR. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2963250 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2963250

Phanish Puranam

INSEAD ( email )

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Singapore, 138676
Singapore

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Boris Maciejovsky (Contact Author)

University of California, Riverside (UCR) ( email )

900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521
United States

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