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Conference Proceedings (2002), 3rd European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities, Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA)

Time and Organizational Learning in New Product Development Projects

Faced with the evolution of the competitive environment, firms have to find the delicate balance between two goals that are sometimes contradictory: accelerate the time spent on product development and leave time to the personnel implicated in these projects to develop collective learning. This research shows that the project "time" has an important influence on the realization of collective learning during new product development projects. The commitment of the project team in activities like experimentation, detection and correction of errors, and research of new combinations which constitute organizational learning depends on the two conceptions of the project "time" (objective and subjective time).

BOURGEON, L. (2002). Time and Organizational Learning in New Product Development Projects. In: 3rd European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities. Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA).