Developing Organizational Learning Capacity in Crisis Management Academic Article uri icon


  • The problem and the solution. The impact of crises on organizations and individuals has been stronger than ever. Despite increasing recognition of the effects of crisis events, most organizations are found not adequately prepared in managing crises. The increasingly frequent occurrence of organizational crises exemplifies the need for human resource development in preparing organizations and their members for crisis situations. However, very little effort has been made in this direction. Recognizing the dynamics and interconnectedness of crisis management, organizational learning, and organizational change, this article proposes an integrated model of organizational learning for crisis management that will likely strengthen organizational capacity and resilience in coping with crises and resultant changes.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, J.

citation count

  • 78

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Jia

publication date

  • January 2008