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Organizational Learning at NASA : the Challenger and Columbia Accidents.

By: Mahler, Julianne G.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Public management and change: Publisher: Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (253 p.).ISBN: 9781589016026 (electronic bk.); 1589016025 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Reorganization | Columbia (Spacecraft) -- Accidents | Challenger (Spacecraft) -- Accidents | Organizational learning -- United States | Organizational change -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 658.4038 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Illustrations; Preface; PART ONE: RECOGNIZING THE VALUE OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING; 1 Uncanny Similarities: The Challenger and Columbia Accidents; 2 Identifying Organizational Learning; PART TWO: ANALYZING THE CAUSES OF THE SHUTTLE ACCIDENTS; 3 Structures for Processing Information; 4 Contractor Relations; 5 Political and Budgetary Pressures; 6 Organizational Culture; PART THREE: INSTITUTIONALIZING LESSONS ABOUT PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING; 7 The Challenges of Learning in Public Organizations; 8 Lessons from NASA about Organizational Learning; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F.
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Summary: Organizational learning, especially in public organizations, is an idea that is often promoted but seldom studied in detail. This comparative study of two space shuttle accidents offers insight into organizational learningand what makes such learning difficult in public organizations.
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Contents; Illustrations; Preface; PART ONE: RECOGNIZING THE VALUE OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING; 1 Uncanny Similarities: The Challenger and Columbia Accidents; 2 Identifying Organizational Learning; PART TWO: ANALYZING THE CAUSES OF THE SHUTTLE ACCIDENTS; 3 Structures for Processing Information; 4 Contractor Relations; 5 Political and Budgetary Pressures; 6 Organizational Culture; PART THREE: INSTITUTIONALIZING LESSONS ABOUT PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING; 7 The Challenges of Learning in Public Organizations; 8 Lessons from NASA about Organizational Learning; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F.

Gh; i; j; k; l; m; n; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w; y; z.

Organizational learning, especially in public organizations, is an idea that is often promoted but seldom studied in detail. This comparative study of two space shuttle accidents offers insight into organizational learningand what makes such learning difficult in public organizations.

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<p> Julianne G. Mahler is an associate professor of government and politics at George Mason University.</p> <p> Maureen Hogan Casamayou is a former research fellow and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, and she has taught at Georgetown University, Mount Vernon College, and George Mason University.</p>

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