The conceptualization of learning processes in start-up organizations - Institutional influences on the constitution of organizations


Type Research Project

Duration Aug. 1, 2000 - Dec. 31, 2002

  • Department of Public Management AE (Former organization)

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  • Seiwald, Johann (Details) Project Head
 

Abstract (German)

The process of starting a company is a highly complex process accompanied by instability and insecurity. Internal cooperation structures as well as environmental fit have to be established in order to secure organizational survival. As a consequence, founders as well as organizational members face high learning needs during this period. Societal as well as sector institutions influence these learning needs. The learning processes will be explained by referring to new institutionalism and social learning theories, especially the concept of communities of practice. The developed conceptual framework will be applied to two case studies of start-ups in the creative industry.


Abstract (English)

The process of starting a company is a highly complex process accompanied by instability and insecurity. Internal cooperation structures as well as environmental fit have to be established in order to secure organizational survival. As a consequence, founders as well as organizational members face high learning needs during this period. Societal as well as sector institutions influence these learning needs. The learning processes will be explained by referring to new institutionalism and social learning theories, especially the concept of communities of practice. The developed conceptual framework will be applied to two case studies of start-ups in the creative industry.

Publications

Book (monograph)

2003 Seiwald, Johann. 2003. Learning in venture creating - Eine Betrachtung des Lern- und Entwicklungsprozesses von Unternehmensgründern aus der Perspektive des practice-based theorizing. Wien: WUV. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2007 Seiwald, Johann. 2007. Learning in Venture Creation Development of Competence in Translating Business Ideas into Practice. In Educational Innovation in Economics and Business, Vol. 10 , Hrsg. McCuddy, van den Bosch, Martz, Jr., Matveev, and Morse, (Eds.), 197-224. Berlin: Springer. (Details)
2001 Seiwald, Johann, Hefner, Alexandra. 2001. Different contexts of organizational learning. Lessons drawn from six case studies. In Selected scenarios in organizational learning. Six case studies of small and medium-sized Austrian enterprises, Hrsg. Sandner, Karl / Seiwald, Johann / Hefner, Alexandra, 155-187. Vienna: WUV. (Details)
  Sandner, Karl, Hefner, Alexandra, Seiwald, Johann. 2001. Dimensions of organizational learning: A contingency perspective. In Selected scenarios in organizational learning. Six case studies of small and medium sized Austrian enterprises, Hrsg. Sandner, Karl / Seiwald, Johann / Hefner, Alexandra, 13-49. Vienna: WUV. (Details)
  Seiwald, Johann. 2001. How knowledge can travel within organizations. The impact of implicit assumptions. A case study on an Austrian private TV station. In Perspectives on Learning at the Workspace, Hrsg. Streumer, Jan N, 147-151. Enschede: -. (Details)
  Seiwald, Johann. 2001. Learning at pulmomed. How to translate organizational experience into a new venture. In Selected scenarios in organizational learning. Six case studies of small and medium-sized Austrian enterprises, Hrsg. Sandner, Karl / Seiwald, Johann / Hefner, Alexandra, 141-154. Vienna: WUV. (Details)
  Seiwald, Johann. 2001. LOMO: A revolutionary approach to photography. How to translate an idea into business. In Selected scenarios in organizational learning. Six case studies of small and medium-sized Austrian enterprises, Hrsg. Sandner, Karl / Seiwald, Johann / Hefner, Alexandra, 91-107. Vienna: WUV. (Details)
  Hefner, Alexandra, Seiwald, Johann, Sandner, Gerda. 2001. The development of a new corporate identity in an austrian brewery: Learning in identity creation. In Selected scenarios in organizational learning. Six case studies of small and medium-sized Austrian enterprises, Hrsg. Sandner, Karl / Seiwald, Johann / Hefner, Alexandra, 51-70. Vienna: WUV. (Details)
  Seiwald, Johann. 2001. TIV: The experiment television. In Selected scenarios in organizational learning. Six case studies of small and medium-sized Austrian enterprises, Hrsg. Sandner, Karl / Seiwald, Johann / Hefner, Alexandra, 109-126. Vienna: WUV. (Details)

Edited book (editorship)

2001 Sandner, Karl, Seiwald, Johann, Hefner, Alexandra, Hrsg. 2001. Selected scenarios in organizational learning. Six case studies of small and medium-sized Austrian enterprises. Wien: WUV. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2003 Seiwald, Johann. 2003. Learning in venture creating. Conceptual remarks and empirical evidence for a theory of learning of new venture creators. 19th EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, Dänemark, 03.07.-05.07.. (Details)
  Seiwald, Johann. 2003. Learning in venture creating: Opportunities for the development of managerial and entrepreneurial competences of new venture creators. 10th EDINEB Conference, Salzburg, Österreich, 18.06.-20.06.. (Details)
  Seiwald, Johann. 2003. The role of knowledge management in implementing a cost accounting system - knowledge, knowing and managing interdependencies in innovating practices. EIASM-Workshop on narration and knowledge management. Exploring the links between organizational narrations and knowledge management, Brussels, Belgien, 04.12.-05.12.. (Details)

Classification

  • 5307 Business and management economics (Details)

Expertise

  • new institutionalism
  • organizational learning
  • organizational knowledge
  • enterpreneurship