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作者 Mylopoulos, Maria
書名 Implicit theories of innovation and expertise: Impact within medical teams
國際標準書號 9780494277010
book jacket
說明 118 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-05, Section: A, page: 1816
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Toronto (Canada), 2007
This thesis sought to understand how workers perceived the factors affecting individual and collective agency towards knowledge work. A review of the literature on organizational learning and innovation suggested that innovative practice in organizations is best understood as a dynamic interaction between individuals and their social context. This thesis proposed that an important missing link in understanding organizational learning is understanding workers' implicit theories about innovation, expertise and innovative practice. In particular, understanding the innovative practice of both experts and novices and how they work and learn together in an organizational context. Following this line of inquiry, 25 Clinical Clerks and 13 Clinical Faculty participated in semi-structured interviews in order to gain an understanding of how members of medical teams at different levels of expertise perceived their own innovative practice. A grounded theory analysis of the interview transcripts suggested that worker's implicit theories of innovation and expertise impact their agency towards organizational learning and knowledge work and furthermore that worker's implicit theories are often inconsistent with theories of organizational learning and knowledge building. Addressing this inconsistency is proposed as an important step for the design of medical education programs and, more broadly, the development of learning organizations
School code: 0779
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 68-05A
主題 Health Sciences, Education
Education, Educational Psychology
Psychology, Industrial
Education, Higher
Alt Author University of Toronto (Canada)
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