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Organization Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference 2007


14 - 17 June 2007
London, Ontario, Canada (The University of Western Ontario)

IVEY Organizing Committee

Mary Crossan

Conference Chairperson

Deborah Compeau

Doctoral Pre-Conference Event

Nicole Haggerty

Doctoral Pre-Conference Event

Darren Meister

Proceedings/Web Site Functionality

Fernando Olivera

Call for Papers/Theme

Claus Rerup

Call for Papers/Theme

Michael Rouse

Call for Papers/Theme/Special Events

Charlene Zietsma

Special Events

Conference Administrators    
     Penni Pring
     Daphne Stevens  



International Advisory Board

Andrea Casey George Washington University, USA
Tom Davenport Babson College, USA
Robert DeFillippi Suffolk University, USA
Mark Easterby-Smith Lancaster University, UK
Amy Edmondson Harvard University, USA
Bente Elkjaer Danish University of Education, Denmark
Silvia Gherardi University of Trento, Italy
Dorothy Leidner Baylor University, USA
Bente Lowendahl BI, Norway
Marjorie Lyles Indiana University, USA
Judy Matthews Australian National University, Australia
Mette Monsted Copenhagen University, Denmark
Sue Newell Bentley College, USA
Davide Nicolini University of Warwick, UK
Wanda Orlikowski MIT, USA
Maxine Robertson University of Warwick, UK
Harry Scarbrough University of Warwick, UK
James Sinkula University of Vermont, USA
Kathleen Sutcliffe University of Michigan, USA
Jacky Swan University of Warwick, UK
Hari Tsoukas University of Warwick, UK
Russ Vince Hull University, UK
Michael Zack Northeastern University, USA



Schedule and Papers


Friday June 15

SESSION 1 10:30-12:00

CAPABILITY 1 – Maple Leaf Room 


The emergence of a dynamic capability in a research group: A process study Frank Bakema, Hans Berends, Mathieu Weggeman
Organizational learning: Its impact on an organization's capability to build supply chain partnerships Anthony J Dunne
Dynamic capabilities and competence obsolescence: Empirical data from research-intensive firms Wolfgang H. Guettel, Stefan W. Konlechner
Learning from the daily dramas of medicine: The roles of emotion and error in guiding physician involvement in organizational learning  Michal Tamuz, Eleanor T. Lewis, Cynthia Russell, Fernando Olivera
Political relatedness: The fusion of emotion and politics in action-based learning
Russ Vince
Emotional “dead fish” as impediments to organizational learning
John Reid Landry
Knowledge processes in networks aimed at innovation Robert M. Verburg, Desiree Hoving
Organizing multi-level embeddedness of networks of practice Marleen Huysman, Marlous Agterberg, Bart van den Hooff, Maura Soekijad
The networking knowledge worker, technology appropriation and the shaping of learning practices Vanessa Dirksen, Ard Huizing

SESSION 2 1:30 – 3:00

EDUCATION – Maple Leaf Room 

Compelling identity: Fusing poststructuralist theorizing to understand global corporate management development Suzanne Gagnon
The value of management education and how to capture it Per Tryding
Collective and individualized learning in Norwegian schools: Fusion or confusion? Turid Irgens Ertsås, Eirik J. Irgens

Routinizing visual effects: Population level learning in motion picture production Paul F Skilton
Individual and organizational learning: Developing a theory of learning through the concept of the stratified individual Denise Thursfield
How can a police organization, required to engage in transformational change, capture learning at the operational level to enable it to respond effectively Jonathan J. Haveron
SME – Oak Room  
Organizational learning and performance in SMEs Allan Macpherson, Oswald Jones, Adnan Ghecham
Learning-in-reverberating: Insights from organizing in family-owned organizations Eduardo Davel, Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
Learning process in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) - Take Taiwanese SMEs as examples Wan-Ching Tsai

SESSION 3 3:30 – 5:00

CAPABILITY 2 – Maple Leaf Room  

Cultivating the ground for organizational learning Trish Reay, Kathy Germann, Karen Golden-Biddle, Ann Casebeer, C.R. Hinings
Tackling the goal-setting dilemmas in organizational improvement projects Kirsi Korhonen, Petra Pekkanen, Timo Pirttilä
Process based management and the central role of dialogical collective activity in organizational learning - The case of work safety in the building industry Philippe Lorino
Crisis management and organization development : Towards the conception of a learning model in crisis management Carole Lalonde
Cultivating high yield learning: Embedding learning skills in an industry with no time for learning Robert M. Burnside, Deborah L. Soule, Zachary van Rossum
PRACTICE – Oak Room 
Building strategic change capabilities through creating organizational knowledge: An empirical mix-method study of a financial service examining the reflective practices of their leadership team Margaret D. Gorman and Gayatri Pandit
Induction and the opportunity for organizations to learn – A Danish and German case study of induction practice  Jonas Sprogøe, Nicolas Rohde
Contested practices in routines Irma Bogenrieder, Slavek Magala


Saturday June 16

SESSION 4 8:30 – 10:00

INDIVIDUAL – Maple Leaf Room 

In or out?: An integrated model of individual knowledge source choice Yinglei Wang, Darren B. Meister, Peter H. Gray
Making sense of verbal problem solving processes. A study of a cross-functional software development project Linnéa Wahlstedt, Lars Lindkvist
Customer orientation as a type of ability to learn from experience: Empirical studies of Japanese salespeople Makoto Matsuo
Local understandings: Boundary objects in high conflict settings Brent McKnight, Charlene Zietsma
Knowledge integration across projects – Exploring the role of boundary crossing activities Maria Adenfelt, Eva Maaninen-Olsson
Cooking up a storm: Flavouring organisational learning with poetry Louise Grisoni
Understanding the individual creative process within organizations Davi Nakano
On organized creativity in General Motors Poland Dorota Dobosz-Bourne

SESSION 5 10:30 – 12:00

GROUP – Maple Leaf Room  

Sources and dynamics of group-level learning distortions  Chris Fredette, Oana Branzei
An expanded representation of belief structures in groups Vikas Anand, Nina Gupta
Project decisions and team member selection strategies: Revisiting the exploration and exploitation argument Yuqing Ren

External knowledge acquisition strategies and performance: A multi-level examination Srinivas Sridharan, Mary Crossan, Hari Bapuji
Organisational learning, knowledge management and complexity fusion - Exploring the "Flavour of the Month" Monica Therese Kennedy
Fusing accounting and Learning - The measurement and assessment of knowledge capital as subject of organizational reflection Andrea Fried
Generating valid data through a fusion of aesthetic approaches Bente Rugaard Thorsen
Qualitative learning fusion: An epistemological journey to configure collective learning and change from within Beatriz Quiroz Villardi; Sergio Proença Leitão

SESSION 6 1:30 – 3:00

CONSULTANTS – Maple Leaf Room 

Re-thinking the role of management consultants as disseminators of business knowledge - Knowledge flows, directions and conditions in consulting projects Andrew Sturdy, Karen Handley, Timothy Clark, Robin Fincham
Going by the book: An organizational change planned by consultants Tricia Smith, Eduard Bonet, Jordi Trullen
Learning from the enemy: Knowledge creation and the dynamics of deinstitutionalization Patricia MacDonald, Charlene Zietsma, Monika Winn
The institutionalization of organizational learning: A neoinstitutional perspective Erica Wiseman
Legitimizing technological innovation on sustainable development Jessica Eriksson
ICT and corporate culture enabling knowledge sharing within communities – Empirical evidence from an international steelmaking company  Alexandra Kaar, Julia Mueller, Birgit Renzl
Antecedents and consequences of knowledge integration in product development. An empirical evidence Elena Revilla, Tatiana Cury Paraizo
Shared knowledge and understandings in organizations - Its development and impact in organizational learning processes  Klaus-Peter Schulz

SESSION 7 3:30 – 5:00

PARADOX & TENSIONS – Maple Leaf Room 

Reconciling learning paradoxes through improvisation Dusya Vera, Mary Crossan
Creating organisational capabilities: Learning by doing Don Goldstein, Rachel M Hilliard
Cognitive and practice-based theories of organisational knowing and learning: Incompatible or complementary? Nick Marshall
Assessing the potential impact of the introduction of age discrimination legislation in UK firms from an HRM and KM perspective Sharon McGuire, Maxine Robertson
Bridging the gap between science and policy again: Participatory policy analysis for groundwater management as ‘bricolage’  Michael Duijn, Mark Rijnveld
At the intersection of interests: Exploring community translation of management intended practices Wayne St-Amour, Carole Elliott, Kathryn Fahy, Mark Easterby-Smith
Drawing the boundaries of codified knowledge transfer Gustavo Guzman, Luiz F. Trivelato
Collective knowledge construction for innovation in inter-organizational practice Miia Jaatinen, Rita Lavikka, Matilda Koriseva, Emmi Valkeapää, Riitta Smeds
I learned more than I taught: Exploring the feedback loop of knowledge transfer Fang Chen, Xiaoyun Wang, Hari Bapuji, Bruno Dyck


Sunday June 17

SESSION 8 8:30 – 10:00

PERFORMANCE 2 – Maple Leaf Room  

A framework for assessing the impact of knowledge on firm performance Michael H. Zack, Chris Street
The anatomy of organizational learning: Towards an integrative framework of the performance effects of experiential and vicarious learning  Xavier Martin, Mario Schijven
Knowledgeable practice: Capturing the contextual use of knowledge as a strategic resource Rajiv Nag
The art of conversation: How authentic leaders influence organizational learning Daina Mazutis, Natalie Slawinski
Organisational learning: Positioning of selves and creation of meaning Bente Elkjaer
Integrating knowledge through communication. The case of experts and decision makers Jeanne Mengis

SESSION 9 10:30 – 12:00


Learning about the sins of organizational memory Eveline van Stijn, Anthony K.P. Wensley
Transactive memory, knowledge configuration, and social networks to promote knowledge sharing across boundaries  Yuqing Ren, Linda Argote
REVIEW – Oak Room  
Organizational learning: A systematic review of the literature Hari Bapuji, Mary Crossan, Guo-Liang Jiang, Michael J. Rouse
An inquiry into the front roads and back alleys of organisational learning Lise Langåker, Børre Nylehn