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11: Organizational Learning and Creativity (Ella Miron-Spektor)

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

By Ella Miron-Spektor - INSEAD

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Required readings

Argote, L., & Miron-Spektor, E. (2011). Organizational learning: From experience to knowledge. Organization science, 22(5), 1123-1137.

Lazar, M., Miron-Spektor, E., Chen, G., Goldfarb, B., Erez, M., & Agarwal, R. (2022). Forming entrepreneurial teams: Mixing business and friendship to create transactive memory systems for enhanced success. Academy of Management Journal, 65(4), 1110-1138.

Miron-Spektor, E., Ingram, A., Keller, J., Smith, W. K., & Lewis, M. W. (2018). Microfoundations of organizational paradox: The problem is how we think about the problem. Academy of Management Journal, 61(1), 26-45.

Miron-Spektor, E., Vashdi, D. R., & Gopher, H. (2022). Bright sparks and enquiring minds: Differential effects of goal orientation on the creativity trajectory. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107(2), 310.

Discussion questions

1. How does learning from different types of experience impact individual and team creativity?

2. Why are some individuals and teams better than others at improving and maintaining their creativity over time?

3. When and why do individuals and teams leverage competing demands (such as exploration and exploitation, learning and performance) to their advantage?

4. How do new technological advancements (e.g., AI) impact knowledge creation, retention, and transfer?

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