Learning from Errors and Learning from Failures: A Study on the Model of Organizational Learning from Errors

  • Yangqun Xie
  • Jianian Zhang
  • Xiangzhi Zhuo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 269)


Errors is ubiquitous and unavoidable in the process of organizational production, serving and management. Once the exterior trigger conditions are met, they could lead to organizational failure. Up to now, though there are a few studies about learning from failures, there are few studies of learning from errors in the area of organizational learning. Firstly, this paper clarifies the relations among learning from errors, learning from failures and organization learning, with emphasis on learning from errors a very important resource of organization learning. Secondly, this paper also puts forward the learning models and processes of learning from errors in organization. Its aim arises more attention to be paid to them.


Learning from errors Learning from failure Organizational learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Management School of Huaibei Normal UniversityHuaibeiChina
  2. 2.Educational School of Huaibei Normal UniversityHuaibeiChina

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