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Organizational learning at NASA : the Challenger and Columbia accidents

Author: Julianne Mahler; Maureen Hogan Casamayou
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2009.
Series: Public management and change.
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A study of two space shuttle accidents that offers insight into organizational learning - and what makes such learning difficult in public organizations. It suggests factors overlooked by both  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mahler, Julianne.
Organizational learning at NASA.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008033982
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julianne Mahler; Maureen Hogan Casamayou
ISBN: 9781589016033 1589016033
OCLC Number: 646811489
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 238 p.) : ill.
Contents: Part I. Recognizing the value of organizational learning : Uncanny similarities: the Challenger and Columbia accidents --
Identifying organizational learning --
Part II. Analyzing the causes of the shuttle accidents : Structures for processing information --
Contractor relations --
Political and budgetary pressures --
Organizational culture --
Part III. Institutionalizing lessons about public organizational learning : The challenges of learning in public organizations --
Lessons from NASA about organizational learning.
Series Title: Public management and change.
Responsibility: Julianne G. Mahler ; with Maureen Hogan Casamayou.

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