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2015 and In press

Argote, L. (in press). Transactive memory systems: An opportunity for mutual learning between organizational learning and global strategy researchers. Global Strategy Journal.

Balint, B. (2015). Process frameworks in services offshoring:  The relationship between implementation thoroughness, task complexity and performance improvement. International Journal of Information Systems in the Services Sector, 7(4), 48-65.

Egelman, C. D., Epple, D., Argote, L., & Fuchs, E. R. H.  (in press). Learning by doing in multi-product manufacturing:  Variety, customizations and overlapping product generations. Management Science.

Hakonsson, D. D., Eskildsen, J. K., Argote, L., Monster, D., Burton, R. M., & Obel, B. (2015). Exploration versus Exploitation: Emotions and Performance as Antecedents and Consequences of Team Decisions. Strategic Management Journal. doi: 10.1002/smj.2380

Hwang, E., Singh, P., & Argote., L. (in press) Knowledge sharing in online communities: Learning to cross geographic and hierarchical boundaries. Organizational Science.

Kobarg, S,, Wollersheim, J., Welpe, I. M., & Spörrle, M. (in press). Individual ambidexterity and performance in the public sector: A multilevel analysis. International Public Management Journal.

Miron-Spektor, E., & Beenan, G. (2015). Motivating creativity: The effects of sequential and simultaneous learning and performance achievement goals on product novelty and usefulness. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 127, 53-65.

Tortoriello, M., McEvily, B. & Krackhardt, D. (2015). Being a catalyst for innovation: The role of knowledge diversity and network closure. Organization Science, 26(2), 423-438.

Wollersheim, J., & Heimeriks, K. (in press). Dynamic capabilities and their characteristic qualities: Insights from a lab experiment. Organization Science.

Wollersheim, J., Leyer, M., & Spörrle, M. (2015). When more is not better: The effect of the number of learning interventions on the acquisition of process-oriented thinking. Management Learning. doi: 10.1177/1350507615587447


Argote, L. (2014). Knowledge transfer and organizational learning. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development and Performance Improvement. John Wiley and Sons.

Dokko, G., Kane, A. A., & Tortoriello, M. (2014). One of us or one of my friends: How social identity and tie strength shape the creative generativity of boundary-spanning ties. Organization Studies, 35(5), 703-726.

Hwang, E., Singh, P., & Argote, L. (2014). Jack of all, master of some: The contingent effect of knowledge breadth on innovation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems.

Quintane, E., Conaldi, G., Tonellato, M., & Lomi, A. (2014). Modeling relational events: A case on an open source software project. Organizational Research Methods, 17(1), 23-50.


Argote, L. (2013). Organizational learning: Creating, retaining, and transferring knowledge (2nd ed.). New York, Springer.

Argote, L., & Hwang, E. (2013). Organizational learning. In D. M. Teece and M. Auger (Eds.), Palgravce Encyclopedia of Strategic Management.

Jung, C., Padman, R., & Argote, L. (2013). Volume-based learning and structured eVisits: Impact of individual and organizational usage experience on service efficiency. Proceedings of INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics.

Qu, H. (2013). How do market prices and cheap talk affect coordination? Journal of Accounting Research, 51(5), 1221–1260. [Link]


Antonovics, K., & Golan, L. (2012). Experimentation and job choice. Journal of Labor Economics, 30(2), 333-366. [Link]

Argote, L. (2012). Organizational learning and knowledge management. In S. Kozlowski (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. [Link]

Argote, L., & Ren, Y. (2012). Transactive memory systems: A micro foundations of dynamic capabilities. Journal of Management Studies 49(8), 1375-1382. [Link]

Gayle, G., Golan, L., & Miller, R. A. (2012). Gender differences in executive compensation and job mobility. Journal of Labor Economics, 30(4), 829-871.

Kim, Y., Krishnan, R. & Argote, L. (2012). The learning curve of IT knowledge workers in a computing call center. Information Systems Research, 23(3), 887-902. [Link]

Kush, J., Williamson, C. D., & Argote, L. (2012). Challenges and opportunities for group learning and group learning researchers. In E. A. Mannix and M. A. Neale (Eds.), Research on managing groups and teams: Looking backward and moving forward (Vol. 15, pp.209-244). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Tortoriello, M., Reagans, R., & McEvily, B. (2012). Bridging the knowledge gap: The influence of strong ties, network cohesion and network range on the transfer of konwledge between organizational units. Organization Science, 23, 1024-1039.


Argote, L. (2011). Organizational learning research: Past, present, and future. Management Learning, 42, 439-446. [Link]

Argote, L., Denomme, C., & Fuchs, E. (2011). Organizational learning across boundaries: The effect of geographic distribution on organizational learning and knowledge transfer. In M. Easterby-Smith and M. Lyles (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management. Wiley-Blackwell. [Link]

Argote, L., & Miron-Spektor, E. (2011). Organizational learning: From experience to knowledge. Organization Science, 22, 1123-1137. [Link]

Miron-Spektor, E., Erez, M., & Naveh, E. (2011). The effect of conformists and attention-to-detail members on team innovation: Reconciling the innovation paradox. Academy of Management Journal, 54, 740-760. [Link]

Miron-Spektor, E., Gino, F., & Argote, L. (2011). Paradoxical frames and creative sparks: Enhancing individual creativity through conflict and integration. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 216, 216-240. [Link]

Reagans, R. (2011). Close encounters: Analyzing how social similarity and propinquity contribute to strong network connections. Organization Science, 22, 835-849.

Ren, Y., & Argote, K. (2011). Transactive memory systems 1985-2010: An integrative framework of key dimensions, antecedents and consequences. Academy of Management Annals, 5, 189-230. [Link]

Singh, P. V., Tan, Y., & Youn, N. (2011). A hidden markov model of developer learning dynamics in open source software projects. Information Systems Research, 22(4), 790-807. [Link]

Sun, B., & Li, S. (2011). Learning and acting on customer information: A simulation-based demonstration on service allocations with offshore centers. Journal of Marketing Research, 48(1), 72-86. [Link]


Fuchs, E., & Kirchain, R. (2010). Design for location? The impact of manufacturing offshore on technology competitiveness in the optoelectronics industry. Management Science, 56(12), 2323-2349. [Link]

Gino, F., Argote, L., Miron-Spektor, E., & Todorova, G. (2010). First get your feet wet: When and why prior experience fosters team creativity. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 111(2), 93-101. [LINK]

Kane, A. A. (2010). Unlocking knowledge transfer potential: Knowledge demonstrability and superordinate identity. Organization Science, 21, 643-660. [Link]

Rick, S., & Weber, R. (2010). Meaningful learning and transfer of learning in games played repeatedly without feedback. Games and Economic Behavior, 68, 716-730. [Link]

Tortoriello, M., & Krackhardt, D. (2010). Activating cross-boundary knowledge: The role of simmelian ties in the generation of innovations. Academy of Management Journal, 53(1) 167-181. [LINK]


Argote, L., & Gino, F. (2009). Group learning. In J.M. Levine & M.A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group and Intergroup Processes (pp.342-345). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [LINK]

Argote, L., & Kane, A.A. (2009). Superordinate identity and knowledge creation and transfer in organizations. In N. Foss & S. Michaelova (Eds.), Knowledge Governance (pp. 166-190). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [LINK]

Argote, L., & Miron-Spektor, E. (2009). Personnel turnover. In J.M. Levine & M.A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group and Intergroup Processes (pp.642-645). Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage Publications. [LINK]

Gino, F., Todorova, G., Miron-Spektor, E., & Argote, L. (2009). When and why prior task experience fosters team creativity. In M. Neale, E. Mannix and J. Goncalo (eds.), Creativity in Groups: Research on Managing Groups and Teams (Vol 12). [LINK]


Miron-Spektor, E., Gino, F., & Argote, L. (2008).The effect of paradoxical cognition on individual and team innovation. Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. [LINK]

Todorova, G., Argote, L., & Reagans, R. (2008).Working alone or working together: The effects of individual motivation and group identification on transactive memory systems and team performance. Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. [LINK]


Argote, L., & Greve, H. R. (2007). A behavioral theory of the firm-40 years and counting: Introduction and impact. Organization Science, 18(3), 337-349. [LINK]

Argote, L., & Todorova, G. (2007). Organizational learning: Review and future directions. In G. P Hodgkinson & J K. Ford (Eds.) International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (pp. 193-234). New York: Wiley. [LINK]

Argote, L., & Todorova, G. (2007). Organizational capabilities. International Encyclopedia on Organizational Studies.

Reagans, R., Zuckerman, E., & McEvily, B. (2007). On firmer ground: The collaborative team as a strategic research site for verifying network-based social capital hypotheses. In J. Rauch (Ed.) Formation and Decay of Economic Networks. Russell Sage Foundation.


Rao, R., & Argote, L. (2006) Organizational learning and forgetting: The effects of turnover and structure. European Management Review, 3(2), 77-85. [LINK]

Ren, Y., Carley, K. M., & Argote, L. (2006). The contingent effects of transactive memory: When is it more beneficial to know what others know? Management Science, 52(5), 671-682. [LINK]


Kane, A. A., Argote, L., & Levine, J. M. (2005). Knowledge transfer between groups via personnel rotation: Effects of social identity and knowledge quality. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 96(1), 56-71. [LINK]

Reagans, R., Argote, L., & Brooks, D. (2005). Individual experience and experience working together: Predicting learning rates from knowing what to do and knowing who knows what. Management Science, 51(6), 869-881. [LINK]


Reflecting the leadership of Center researchers in the area of organizational learning and knowledge management, a 2008 handbook on the topic edited by Starbuck and Holloway reprinted three articles by center affiliates. [LINK]