Lynn, Gary S.
June 1998
California Management Review;Summer98, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p74
Academic Journal
This article explores organizational learning for new product development through a study of thirteen innovation teams from Apple, IBM, and HP. There are three types of organizational learning: Within-Team Learning, Cross-Team Learning, and Market Learning. A new product team need not excel at all three. In fact, under different circumstances some types of learning can actually be detrimental to a project's outcome. This article discusses each of these learning types and explains when each is appropriate and why.


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