This research stream started as my other research streams (i.e., open source software development and knowledge management systems) prompted a more in-depth understanding of the behavioral processes of organizations. So this stream focuses more on organizational theory than on the application domain of information systems or technologies.
More specifically, we conducted a number of studies that attempted to theoretically refine the performance feedback model in organizational learning. We investigated the moderating role of deadline proximity in the performance feedback relationship using data from fourth down plays in the National Football League (NFL). A follow-up study investigates the role of performance momentum, or sustained trajectories in performance improvements or declines, in organizational choice of risky actions. Finally, while these studies impact the impact of performance feedback on organizational decisions to undertake risky choices, a follow-up study currently investigates whether the context in which non-routine actions (e.g., risky organizational decisions) are enacted actually have an impact on organizational performance.
In addition to these studies that focuses on organizational theory, as outlined in the description of other research streams, the organizational learning perspective has been adopted in most of our research streams – e.g., studies of organizational learning curves in the ISD projects, and studies of entrepreneurial learning curves in online crowdfunding.