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
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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