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ERIC Number: EJ766537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
Organizational Learning as an Organization Development Intervention in Six High-Technology Firms in Taiwan: An Exploratory Case Study
Lien, Bella Ya-Hui; Hung, Richard Y.; McLean, Gary N.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v18 n2 p211-228 Sum 2007
Organizational learning (OL) is about how individuals collect, absorb, and transform information into organizational memory and knowledge. This case study explored how six high-technology firms in Taiwan chose OL as an organization development intervention strategy. Issues included how best to implement OL; how individuals, teams, and organizations learn; and the extent to which OL activities contributed to organizational performance. Five themes emerged as findings: (1) using language with which employees are familiar, (2) implementing OL concepts that are congruent with employees' work or personal life, (3) putting individual learning first and diffusing it to team learning and organizational learning, (4) using the knowledge management system to create an opportunity for individuals, teams, and the organization to learn, and (5) linking OL to organizational strategy to improve organizational performance. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan