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dc.contributor.authorBingham, Christopher B.
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T18:04:48Z
dc.date.available2012-11-26T18:04:48Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.issn0001-4273
dc.identifier.issn1948-0989
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/75013
dc.description.abstractMuch is known about the importance of learning and some of the distinct learning processes that organizations use (e.g., trial-and-error learning, vicarious learning, experimental learning, and improvisational learning). Yet surprisingly little is known about whether these processes combine over time in ordered ways, because most research on learning explores one particular process. Using theory elaboration and theory-building methods and data on the accumulated country entries of entrepreneurial firms, we address this gap. Our core contribution is an emergent theoretical framework that develops the concept of learning sequences. We find that learning sequences exist and are influenced by initial conditions. We also find that learning sequences evolve in fundamentally distinct ways over time and with repeated use. Finally, data show how different learning sequences differentially affect both shorter- and longer-term performance, suggesting that it matters which learning processes are used and when. Overall, our findings on learning sequences have important implications for learning theory, international entrepreneurship, and the growing literature on process management.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherThe Academy of Managementen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/ 10.5465/amj.2009.0331en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.sourceSSRNen_US
dc.titleLearning Sequences: Their Existence, Effect, and Evolutionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationBingham, C. B., and J. P. Davis. “Learning Sequences: Their Existence, Effect, and Evolution.” Academy of Management Journal 55.3 (2012): 611–641.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Managementen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorDavis, Jason
dc.relation.journalAcademy of Management Journalen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsBingham, C. B.; Davis, J. P.en
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICYen_US


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