ERIC Number: EJ860493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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The Learning Organization Turns 15: A Retrospective
Smith, Peter A. C.
Learning Organization, v15 n6 p441-448 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Special Issue; to provide a practitioner's retrospective views of the learning organization concept; and to comment on the status of "The Learning Organization" journal. Design/methodology/approach: The approach adopted involves recounting a personal history of a practitioner's experiences with the concept, and an observation on the health of "The Learning Organization" journal. Findings: The paper finds that, although the learning organization concept is deemed narrow and out of date, it is judged to have had significant positive influence on organizational thinking. The Learning Organization is shown to be a healthy and popular journal. Originality/value: The paper is included in a Special Issue that is part of the series commissioned by the journal on organization-related topics of interest to its readers. Its originality stems from its examination of the learning organization concept through a particular practitioner's lens, provoking reflection amongst others engaged in both the delivery and the consumption of practice and study.
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