The International Technology Management Review

Volume 9, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 27 - 33

Implementing a Failure Learning Orientation

Authors
Grant Alexander Wilson*, C. Brooke Dobni
Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan, 25 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A7, Canada
*Corresponding author. Email: gwilson@edwards.usask.ca
Corresponding Author
Grant Alexander Wilson
Received 23 February 2020, Accepted 18 March 2020, Available Online 28 March 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.k.200319.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Learning from failure; failure learning orientation; organizational learning; technology; innovation
Abstract

Based on interviews with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of large U.S. technology companies, this study explored senior management activities that help create a culture that learns from failure. Findings indicate that failure needs to be positively reframed, the process needs to be supported with resources, everyone must be solution-oriented, incentives and acknowledgment for risk-taking are critical, and failure consequences must be reconsidered or removed. This paper offers strategies for executives seeking to implement a culture that supports learning from failure.

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Journal
The International Technology Management Review
Volume-Issue
9 - 1
Pages
27 - 33
Publication Date
2020/03/28
ISSN (Online)
1835-5269
ISSN (Print)
2213-7149
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.k.200319.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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