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Author Mahler, Julianne.

Title Organizational learning at NASA : the Challenger and Columbia accidents / Julianne G. Mahler ; with Maureen Hogan Casamayou
Published Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 238 pages) : illustrations
Series Public management and change series
Public management and change.
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-226) and index
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Subject United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Reorganization.
Challenger (Spacecraft) -- Accidents.
Columbia (Spacecraft) -- Accidents.
Organizational change -- United States.
Organizational learning -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Casamayou, Maureen Hogan.
LC no. 2008033982
ISBN 1589016025 (electronic bk.)
1589016033 (electronic bk.)
9781589016026 (electronic bk.)
9781589016033 (electronic bk.)