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dc.contributor.authorKC, Diwas
dc.contributor.authorStaats, Bradley R.
dc.contributor.authorGino, Francesca
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-03T18:51:51Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-03
dc.identifier.citationKC, D., B. Staats, and F. Gino. "Learning from My Successes and from Others' Failures: Evidence from Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery." Management Science (forthcoming).en_US
dc.identifier.issn0025-1909en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10996794
dc.description.abstractLearning from past experience is central to an organization's adaptation and survival. A key dimension of prior experience is whether an outcome was successful or unsuccessful. While empirical studies have investigated the effects of success and failure in organizational learning, to date the phenomenon has received little attention at the individual level. Drawing on attribution theory in psychology, we investigate how individuals learn from their own past experiences with both failure and success and from the experiences of others. For our empirical analyses, we use ten years of data from 71 cardiothoracic surgeons who completed over 6,500 procedures using a new technology for cardiac surgery. We find that individuals learn more from their own successes than from their own failures but learn more from the failures of others than from others' successes. We also find that individuals' prior successes and others' failures can help individuals overcome their inability to learn from their own failures. Together, these findings offer both theoretical and practical insights into how individuals learn directly from their prior experience and indirectly from the experiences of others.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherINFORMSen_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://mansci.journal.informs.org/content/early/2013/06/14/mnsc.2013.1720.abstracten_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectfailureen_US
dc.subjecthealthcareen_US
dc.subjectlearningen_US
dc.subjectqualityen_US
dc.subjectknowledge worken_US
dc.subjectattribution theoryen_US
dc.titleLearning from My Successes and from Others' Failures: Evidence from Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeryen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalManagement Scienceen_US
dash.depositing.authorGino, Francesca
dc.date.available2013-09-03T18:51:51Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedGino, Francesca


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