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23rd EGOS Colloquium 2007  

General Theme


Postdoctoral pre-colloquium workshop

PhD pre-colloquium workshop

Roland Calori Prize

EGOS Best Paper Award
EGOS Best Student Paper Award

Colloquium program

Sub-theme programs

Panel discussions


Organizational details

Registration and hotel reservation


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 Sub-theme program


Sub-theme 20

Impact of Organization on Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management


Rudi Rozman
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Francesco Sofo
University of Canberra, Australia

Gerald Zeitz
Temple University/Philadelphia, USA

Miran Mihelcic
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Session I: Thursday, July 5 – 11:00–12:30

Chair: Rudi Rozman

Introduction of the sub-theme and participants

Bjarne Espedal
In the pursuit of understanding how balancing lower and higher-order learning may happen in organizations
Discussant: Deborah Blackman

Uwe Wilkesmann, Maximiliane Wilkesmann and Alfredo Virgillito
The impact of structural, cultural, and cognitive constraints on organizational learning in hospitals
Discussant: Pierre Barbaroux

Francesco Sofo
Development in people is the key to business success
Discussant: Alexandre Perrin

Session II: Thursday, July 5 – 14:00–15:30

Chair: Miran Mihelcic

Fabrizio Maimone and Marta Sinclair
Organizational values, organizational relationships and knowledge management: The case study of the Italian branch of a German MNC
Dicussant: Dominique Lelièvre-Finch

Rudi Rozman and Alesa Sasa Sitar:
Impact of dynamic relationships on organizational learning and knowledge management
Discussant: Michael Beier

Alexandre Perrin, Fabrice Lumineau and Bertrand Moingeon
The inter-organizational community of practice: An organization for managing knowledge across boundaries
Discussant: Taman H. Powell

Philippe Valoggia, Bertrand Meunier and Anne Rousseau
Knowledge management strategy identification: What kind of relationships with structure, culture and processes?
Discussant: Thomas Kalling

Session III: Friday, July 6 – 9:00–10:30

Chair: Francesco Sofo

Boaz Bernstein
Managing knowledge in the innovation process: A dual life cycle model
Discussant: Stefano Denicolai

Simone Novello
'Offline' and 'on-line' structural arrangements: Meshing administrative frameworks with infrastructures of knowledge
Discussant: Charlotte Fillol

Alfred Kieser and Cristina Schmickl
How much do specialists have to learn from each other when they jointly develop radical product innovations?
Discussant: Abdessamad Enabih

Miran Mihelcic
Can learning about the structure of relationships lead to a breakthrough or synthesis in organization theory?
Discussant: Fabrizio Maimone

Session IV/A: Friday, July 6 – 11:00–12:30

Chair: Miran Milhecic

Eric Doeving and Irene Martin Rubio
The impact of organization structure and managers on learning and knowledge use
Discussant: Rudi Rozman

Michael Beier
Organizational design of relationship management and the interrelated development of cognitive connectivity and inter-organizational relationships of young enterprises
Discussant: Marina Orefice

Stefano Denicolai, Gabriele Cioccarelli and Alberto Francesconi
The jazz dance between individual and organizational learning within complex systems – An empirical survey
Discussant: Francesco Sofo

Thomas Kalling and Lisen Selander
The workplace that switched to mono. Learning challenges to modern day call centers
Discussant: Elina Hyrcas

Session IV/B: Friday, July 6 – 11:00–12:30

Chair: Francesco Sofo

Diane Phillips, Liz Lee-Kelley and Deborah A. Blackman
Dancing with the stars
Discussant: Alfred Kieser

Yuhee Jung and Norihiko Takeuchi
Top management leadership, organizational culture and human resource practices: How do they affect organization performance?
Discussant: Dilek Zamantili Nayir

Dominique Lelièvre-Finch and John Murphy
Learning processes and building of organizational capabilities within supply clusters: A comparative study
Discussant: Miriam Wilhelm

François Deltour and Caroline Sargis Roussel
How does knowledge integration occur during organizational projects. An empirical investigation of the influence of social capital
Discussant: Rizwan Tahir

Session V/A: Friday, July 6 – 13:45–15:15

Chair: Rudi Roznan

João Vieira da Cunha and Miguel Pinha e Cunha
Routine as a learning process
Discussant: Diane Phillips

Maurizio Catino and Sara Albolino
Learning from failures: The role of 'the no blame culture'
Discussant: Miran Mihelcic

Deborah Blackman and Steven Henderson
Organizational learning and autopoiesis of dance
Discussant: Bjarne Espedal

Session V/B: Friday, July 6 – 13:45–15:15

Chair: Francesco Sofo

Charlotte Fillol
Individual learning and organizational learning: Generative mechanisms
Discussant: Simone Novello

Dilek Zamantili Nayir, Shaista E. Khilji and Xiaoyun Wang:
Centrality of the individual in knowledge sharing
Discussant: Boaz Bernstein

Miriam Wilhelm and Florian Kohlbacher
The role of competition for knowledge co-creation: The case of Toyota's supplier network
Discussant: Yuhee Jung

Session VI: Saturday, July 7 – 9:00–10:30

Chair: Miran Mihelcic

Abdessamad Enabih, Allard C.R. van Riel and Zuzana Sasovova
Antecedents of team learning in new product development teams
Discussant: François Deltour

Rizwan Tahir
Cross-cultural influences on knowledge sharing activities in a French Chinese joint venture
Discussant: Eric Doeving

Marina Orefice, Barbara Barbieri, Giuseppe Scaratti and Andreina Bruno
Knowing in a learning social system: The case of Credito Cooperativo Trentino
Discussant: João Vieira da Cunha

Elina Hyrcas and Paavo Ritala
Municipal organization – A hierarchical remnant or a learning entity
Discussant: Maurizio Catino

Session VII: Saturday, July 7 – 11:00–12:30

Chair: Rudi Roznan

Taman H. Powell
The evolution of knowledge management in practice
Discussant: Uwe Wilkesmann

Pierre Barbaroux and Cécile Gode-Sanchez
Acquiring core capabilities through the articulation of individual and organizational learning: The case of U.S. military organization
Discussant: Phillipe Valoggia

Closing of the sub-theme