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Building a Theory of Learning in Collaborative Institutions: Evidence from the Everglades Restoration Program

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dc.contributor.author Heikkila, Tanya
dc.contributor.author Gerlak, Andrea K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-03T19:44:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-03T19:44:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6551
dc.description.abstract "Many of society’s most vexing problems must be solved through collaborative institutional arrangements. Growing scholarly interest in these types of institutions recognizes that the capacity for collective learning may play a critical role in the success of collaborative institutions. However, limited theoretical or empirical research exists to explain how learning occurs and the institutional conditions that support learning in this context. In this paper, we draw upon a wealth of literature, ranging from organization theory, policy process and change, and network analysis, to establish a framework of collective learning to guide inquiry in learning in collaborative institutional governance settings. In doing so, we link the process of learning to learning products, and examine what factors shape the process, allowing us to better understand the learning path to policy change. We apply our learning framework to a study of learning in a collaborative ecosystem restoration program in the Florida Everglades. We use a multi-method analysis of survey and case study data to examine the how the framework helps explain instances of learning, or learning products, identified in this setting. In doing so, the analysis illuminates more precise theoretical propositions, not explained by the broader literature on collective learning, around the structural, social, and technological features of the collaborative institution, as well as the exogenous events, which may foster learning." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject learning en_US
dc.subject Everglades en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject production en_US
dc.subject collaboration en_US
dc.title Building a Theory of Learning in Collaborative Institutions: Evidence from the Everglades Restoration Program en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Capturing the Complexity of the Commons, North American Regional Meeting of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates Sep. 30-Oct. 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ en_US

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