The paradoxes of learning from failures

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Abstract

Drawing on and extending the research on escalation of commitment and organizational learning, this paper intends to elaborate upon inherent difficulties of learning from relatively large failures. We introduce the paradox of learning from failures, which explains unexpected outcomes when learning from failures is purposefully sought. We propose three such paradoxes: escalation paradox, repetition paradox, and defensive paradox.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good, AOM 2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2007 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 2007 Aug 32007 Aug 8

Other

Other67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2007
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period07/8/307/8/8

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Paradox
Organizational learning
Escalation
Learning outcomes
Escalation of commitment

Keywords

  • Commitment
  • Learning from failures
  • Paradoxes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Shimizu, K. (2007). The paradoxes of learning from failures. In Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good, AOM 2007

The paradoxes of learning from failures. / Shimizu, Katsuhiko.

Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good, AOM 2007. 2007.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shimizu, K 2007, The paradoxes of learning from failures. in Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good, AOM 2007. 67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2007, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 07/8/3.
Shimizu K. The paradoxes of learning from failures. In Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good, AOM 2007. 2007
Shimizu, Katsuhiko. / The paradoxes of learning from failures. Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good, AOM 2007. 2007.
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