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Field, Laurie – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to use critical theorist Jürgen Habermas's conceptualization of the relationship between knowledge and interests to better understand the role of common and competing interests during organizational learning. Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws on critical accounts of work and learning, and on Habermas's…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Power Structure, Conflict of Interest, Workplace Learning
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Asher, Dan; Popper, Micha – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to clarify the term "tacit knowledge" and suggests the "onion model" as a way to explore conceptually linked layers of tacit knowledge. The model allows the application of different methodologies to elicit tacit knowledge in each layer, the ability to infer tacit knowledge in other layers from tacit…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Models, Experiential Learning, Reflection
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Ghasemzadeh, Peivand; Nazari, Jamal A.; Farzaneh, Mandana; Mehralian, Gholamhossein – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: Different studies have analyzed the relationship between organizational learning (OL) and innovation performance (IP). However, the question of how innovation culture (IC) affects the relationship between OL and IP remains unexplored. This study aims to examine the impact of IC on the relationship between OL and various dimensions of IP,…
Descriptors: Innovation, Organizational Culture, Performance Factors, Productivity
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Peronard, Jean-Paul; Brix, Jacob – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to consolidate existing research on 'service networks' and to frame this literature as a new 'context for learning'. Research from inter-organizational learning is used to qualify this consolidation and advances from inter-organizational learning are used to operationalize how service network actors in this…
Descriptors: Networks, Trust (Psychology), Resource Allocation, Shared Resources and Services
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Antonacopoulou, Elena P.; Moldjord, Christian; Steiro, Trygve J.; Stokkeland, Christina – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to revive the old idea of the Learning Organisation by providing a fresh conceptualisation and illustration. The New Learning Organisation is conceptualised, focussing on the common good through responsible action. It is positioned as responding to the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, Bennett and…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learning, Leadership, Models
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Linden, Ane Isabel; Bitencourt, Claudia; Muller Neto, Hugo Fridolino – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the contribution of knowing in practice (KP) to the development of dynamic capabilities (DC) in the context of health-care organizations. Design/methodology/approach: The authors develop a case study in a Brazilian hospital in three stages using the data collection techniques of interviews, focus groups,…
Descriptors: Health Services, Case Studies, Hospitals, Employee Attitudes
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Fannoun, Sufian; Kerins, John – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: Issues surrounding knowledge management, knowledge transfer and learning within organisations challenge continuity and resilience in the face of changing environments. While initiatives are principally applied within large organisations, there is scope to assess how the processes are handled within small and medium enterprises and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Workplace Learning, Computer Software, Small Businesses
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Engström, Annika; Käkelä, Nikolas – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to empirically investigate the role of learning for suppliers of individualized customizations from a communication perspective. Design/methodology/approach: Five companies providing individualized customizations are investigated through an in-depth qualitative approach. The empirical material is based on data from five…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Industry, Consumer Economics, Workplace Learning
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Morland, Kate V.; Breslin, Dermot; Stevenson, Fionn – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to examine multiple learning cycles across a UK housebuilder organization following changes made to their quality management routine at the organizational level, through to subsequent understanding and enactment at the level of the individuals involved. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a qualitative case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Pedler, Mike; Hsu, Shih-wei – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to take a critical view of the concepts of the Learning Organisation and Organisational Learning (LO/OL) and respond to two questions about their current state--are existing perspectives on LO/OL still fit for purpose? What are the possibilities for an alternative paradigm of LO/OL? Design/methodology/approach: The paper…
Descriptors: Organizational Theories, Learning, Organizational Culture, Educational Philosophy
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Brix, Jacob – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose how a bottom-up creation of an ambidextrous organization can be enabled. By integrating research on "contextual ambidexterity" and "individual and organizational capacity building", an "innovation capacity building" framework is conceptualized that suggests how balance…
Descriptors: Innovation, Capacity Building, Transformational Leadership, Workplace Learning
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Kunttu, Leena; Neuvo, Yrjö – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the tension between learning and protection in university-industry relationships (UIRs) and, in particular, to identify practices that facilitate ways of coping with this tension. Design/methodology/approach: The empirical work for the study is based on a qualitative comparative case analysis of six…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Universities, Industry, Technology
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Chou, Shih Yung; Ramser, Charles – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: Organizational learning has long been recognized as an important determinant of organizational performance and sustainability. Existing research, however, has commonly viewed organizational learning as a single-level, top-down and organized organizational event initiated by the leader. This particular perspective may fall short of…
Descriptors: Employees, Behavior, Knowledge Management, Organizational Culture
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Fernandez, Whitney Douglas; Thams, Yannick – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to draw on insights from team learning theory and stakeholder theory to examine the influence of board composition on firms' stakeholder management practices. The authors posit that board diversity is likely to enhance stakeholder management by shaping organizational goals by placing emphasis on the interests of a wide…
Descriptors: Trustees, Stakeholders, Administrator Characteristics, Administration
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Rupcic, Nataša – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the challenges regarding learning in stakeholder relations in profit and nonprofit organizations. Design/methodology/approach: Conclusions and models presented in the paper have been designed based on the systems perspective, critical thinking and critical review of previous contributions.…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Organizational Change, Stakeholders, Transformational Leadership
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