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ERIC Number: EJ873289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Organizational Learning, Change Process, and Evolution of Management Systems: Empirical Evidence from the Basque Region
Aramburu, Nekane; Saenz, Josune; Rivera, Olga
Learning Organization, v13 n5 p434-454 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to analyze the relationship between the organizational learning capacity of manufacturing companies in the Spanish Basque Region and their management systems. Design/methodology/approach: To this end, an ad hoc questionnaire was devised and addressed to the Chief Executive Officers of a representative sample of 200 companies from all manufacturing sectors of the Basque Country. Findings: The results obtained show that the characteristics of the management system of a company (the strategy formulation process and organizational design) do not condition the learning level that can be attained as a result of an experience of concrete change. However, it is true that companies which have experienced changes in which a high level of learning has been achieved have adapted their management systems more according to what theorists deem appropriate to help future learning. Originality/value: The research carried out allows a better practical knowledge of the existing relationship between management systems, change processes, and levels of organizational learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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