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280 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190672171

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NATO's Lessons in Crisis

Institutional Memory in International Organizations

Heidi Hardt

  • Introduces an original theoretical argument for how institutional memory develops in international organizations
  • Demonstrates the importance of institutional design for ensuring the development of institutional memory of strategic errors
  • Employs an innovative methodological approach of combining a large number of elite interviews (i.e., 120) with a survey experiment on the elites in order to assess behavior in international institutions
  • Findings challenge existing organizational learning scholarship by indicating that formal learning processes alone are insufficient for capturing knowledge of the past
  • Provides policymakers with a set of evidence-based recommendations on how to strengthen institutional memory in international organizations

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