The Red Queen in Organizational Creation and Development *

  title={The Red Queen in Organizational Creation and Development *},
  author={William P. Barnett},
We propose a synthesis of organization learning theory and organizational ecology. We argue that organizations learn in response to competition. This learning then intensifies the competition generated by each organization against its rivals, motivating rivals to learn, thereby becoming stronger competitors. In turn, this response increases the competitive pressure faced by each organization, again triggering a learning response. This self-exciting dynamic, sometimes referred to as the “Red… CONTINUE READING


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