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Nielsen, Brita Fladvad; Rodrigues Santos, Ana Laura – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2013
A "humanitarian market" for off-grid renewable energy technologies for displaced populations in remote areas has emerged. Within this market, there are multiple stakeholder agendas. End-user needs and sustainable development goals are currently not considered through the customer-enterprise relationship and the applied product and…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Sustainability, Energy Education, Power Technology
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Dahiyat, Samer E.; Al-Zu'bi, Zu'bi M. F. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
Knowledge management has often been linked to product development, innovation, and customisation. In particular, effective exploitation of customer knowledge, through engaging customers in a process of co-creation of products, exemplifies such a link. Accordingly, this research aims to identify those dimensions of knowledge management activities…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Manufacturing
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Hawkes, Rachel – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
This paper focuses on the initial findings of an ongoing qualitative case study of three teachers and three classes of second year secondary L2 German learners. The study of teacher-learner interaction takes socio-cultural theory as its main point of departure, drawing on the tenets of a SCT-based dialogic teaching approach to design an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Second Language Instruction
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Kadi-Hanifi, Karima – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
This paper addresses the tensions that exist between policy-makers and practitioners about what learning and teaching should really be about. It adds to the collective reflection on what learning is about and how we should never stop engaging in reflection about it in an active, revolving and changing manner. Similarities between second language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Conditions, Reflective Teaching
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Dalal, Farhad – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
The article critically examines the ethos of the diversity movement in organisational life. The rationale for the diversity agenda is located within a particular turn taken by the philosophies of liberalism and multiculturalism. This results in the extreme idea that one ought not to criticise the ways and views of others--whatever they are.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Ethics, Political Attitudes, Social Environment
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Sun, Hongyi; Ho, Kario; Ni, Wenbin – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
There are still many questions remain unanswered about the relationship between Organisational Learning (OL) and Continuous Improvement (CI). For example, how do OL and CI contribute to business performance? Are OL and CI equal? Do OL and CI support each other? Should OL and CI be implemented separately or together? If together, how to integrate…
Descriptors: Total Quality Management, Performance, Improvement, Organizational Culture
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Wink, Rudiger – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
The article analyses the role of gatekeepers between regional and disciplinary innovation systems in stem cell research as a case of integrative technologies. Which kind of gatekeepers is needed and which function can be fulfilled, differs along the knowledge value chain. Empirical results are used to explain the rationality of stem cell policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Genetics, Biotechnology
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Sun, Hongyi – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Based on data from 700 companies in 20 countries, this paper records the research that investigates the contribution of organisational and technological practices to speed up New Product Development (NPD). The organisational practice is found positively correlated with the speed of NPD. However, no significant direct relationship was found between…
Descriptors: Production Techniques, Computer Assisted Design, Total Quality Management, Organizational Effectiveness