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ERIC Number: EJ873277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Action and Organizational Learning in an Elevator Company
De Loo, Ivo
Learning Organization, v13 n3 p204-214 2006
Purpose: To highlight the relevance of management control in action learning programs that aim to foster organizational learning. Design/methodology/approach: Literature review plus case study. The latter consists of archival analysis and multiple interviews. Findings: When action learning programs are built around singular learning experiences, it can be questioned that organizational learning will materialize. This may be overcome by using action learning as a form of management control. Research limitations/implications: The issue whether organizational learning can be achieved by connecting management control and action learning has as of yet not been acknowledged in the action learning literature, even though it is in line with the goals of the approach. Alas, it may be that our results are not easily applicable in other organizations. More research is necessary to assess this. Practical implications: We show that when action learning is used as a form of management control, organizational learning may be facilitated. Originality/value: Hardly ever are management control issues considered in action learning programs. This paper takes a "lessons learned" perspective to do this, and provides valuable input for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands