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ERIC Number: EJ842878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Learning Organization in Mainland China: Empirical Research on Its Application to Chinese State-Owned Enterprises
Zhang, De; Zhang, Zhen; Yang, Baiyin
International Journal of Training and Development, v8 n4 p258-273 Dec 2004
This paper examines the applicability of the learning organization concept and its measurement in a Chinese context. Based on the theoretical framework proposed by Watkins and Marsick (1993, 1996, 1997), this paper identifies the differences in seven of the Dimensions of Learning Organization Questionnaire (DLOQ) between traditional state-owned enterprises (SOEs) versus independent listed companies and companies in service versus manufacturing industries in China. Results indicate that the Chinese version of the DLOQ demonstrated acceptable psychometric properties. Service companies exhibit better learning practices than manufacturing companies; however, the independently listed companies failed to show better learning practices than their unlisted counterparts. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China