Organization learning from failure through knowledge network: Case study on an engineering company in Japan

Sanetake Nagayoshi, Jun Nakamura

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Abstract

Making an attempt for new business and innovation to seek better performance is an essential matter for company to keep sustainable growth. Learning from failure is one of the ways to seek better performance, but it is extraordinarily rare for organizations to do it well. This paper reported a successful case study in Sangikyo Corporation in Japan. Since they succeeded in establishing a way to learn from failure, they had accumulated 41 failure case studies and lessons learned from the failures since 2005. In addition, they eventually earned thirty-five fold profits more over the past six years. In this paper, authors explored success factors for organizational learning from failure based on the case in Sangikyo Corporation, from points of willingness to serve, common purpose and communication. This paper however, just showed preliminary hypotheses for further research, and it is necessary to carefully examine them for being concrete hypotheses beyond this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages80-93
Number of pages14
Volume540
ISBN (Print)9783662483183
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Social Networks Research, MISNC 2015 - Matsuyama, Japan
Duration: 2015 Sep 12015 Sep 3

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume540
ISSN (Print)18650929

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Social Networks Research, MISNC 2015
CountryJapan
CityMatsuyama
Period15/9/115/9/3

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Keywords

  • Common purpose
  • Communication
  • Knowledge sharing platform
  • Organization learning from failure
  • Success factor
  • Willingness to serve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Nagayoshi, S., & Nakamura, J. (2015). Organization learning from failure through knowledge network: Case study on an engineering company in Japan. In Communications in Computer and Information Science (Vol. 540, pp. 80-93). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 540). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48319-0_7