Learning by Doing Something Else: Variation, Relatedness, and the Learning Curve

@article{Schilling2003LearningBD,
  title={Learning by Doing Something Else: Variation, Relatedness, and the Learning Curve},
  author={Melissa A. Schilling and P. Vidal and R. E. Ployhart and A. Marangoni},
  journal={Manag. Sci.},
  year={2003},
  volume={49},
  pages={39-56}
}
  • Melissa A. Schilling, P. Vidal, +1 author A. Marangoni
  • Published 2003
  • Computer Science, Economics
  • Manag. Sci.
  • Many organizational learning studies have an implicit assumption that the learning rate is maximized through specialization: the more an individual or organization focuses on a particular task, the faster it will improve. However, through contrasting the various learning process theories described in the research on organizational, group, and individual learning, we develop a set of competing hypotheses that suggest some degree of variation might improve the learning rate. Furthermore, such… CONTINUE READING

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