Team learning in the pharmaceutical industry
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[German title: Team-Lernen in der pharmazeutischen Industrie ]

Lessons Learned and Lessons Lost: A Multi-Method Field Study of Vicarious Team Learning Behaviour and Performance
Henrik BRESMAN
INSEAD Faculty & Research Working Paper 2006/50/OB, January 18 2006

Winner of the 2006 Academy of Management’s William H. Newman Award and Best Paper Award

Abstract: Successful team performance depends on many things – how the team responds to time pressure, optimizes the use of scarce resources, and deals with gaps in its knowledge. Every team has to learn something before it can complete its task, whether operating within its own realm of experience or dealing with complex tasks that involve a steep learning curve. This paper looks at how teams address that learning curve and lays the groundwork for a new line of research into team learning.

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