Organizational Learning in Research and Development Centers in Developing Economies: The Influence of Institutional Contexts

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  • Claudia del Carmen Díaz-Pérez Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Ricardo Arechavala-Vargas Universidad de Guadalajara

Abstract

The evolving role of public research institutes in the world in the recent decades has placed significant challenges for them. Governments and stakeholders continue to question their relevance and their ability to adapt to the changing circumstances and demands from society. Attempts to develop new organizational models and management strategies are common in both developed and emerging economies. Public R&D laboratories are thus faced with the need to undertake rapid organizational learning processes in order to adapt and to maintain legitimacy. However, these learning processes may be more complex and difficult when the institutional arrangements in which these organizations are nested are themselves immature. We present an analysis of those learning processes on the basis organizational case studies in Mexico and abroad. Theoretical and policy issues are discussed.

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Claudia del Carmen Díaz-Pérez, Universidad de Guadalajara

Investigador del Instituto para el Desarrollo de la Innovación Tecnológica en la pyme, Departamento de Administración de la Universidad de Guadalajara, México. Actualmente desempeña el cargo de coordinadora del área de investigación del mismo instituto. Doctora en Estudios Organizacionales por la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México.

Ricardo Arechavala-Vargas, Universidad de Guadalajara

Doctor por la Universidad de Stanford, Profesor investigador de la Universidad de Guadalajara. Director del Instituto para el Desarrollo de la Innovación Tecnológica en la pequeña y mediana epresa.

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Published

2008-01-27

How to Cite

Díaz-Pérez, C. del C., & Arechavala-Vargas, R. (2008). Organizational Learning in Research and Development Centers in Developing Economies: The Influence of Institutional Contexts. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 2(4), 98-108. Retrieved from https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/art67

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