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Peng, Shanzhong; Ferreira, Fernando A. F.; Zheng, He – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
In this study, we develop a firm-dominated incremental cooperation model. Following the critical review of current literature and various cooperation models, we identified a number of strengths and shortcomings that form the basis for our framework. The objective of our theoretical model is to contribute to overcome the existing gap within…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Industry, Partnerships in Education, Models
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Pérez-Bustamante, Guillermo – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2013
This paper explores corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the biotech high-tech sector as a way to achieve competitive advantages. After presenting the importance of science for high-tech firms, the paper focuses on the social and economic role of CSR. Next, the primary reasons for firms' engagement in CSR activities are presented, followed by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Social Responsibility, Corporations, Biotechnology
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Monteiro Barata, José M. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2013
This paper is an output of a Portuguese public research project: "DeSid"--"design as a company's strategic resource: a study of the impacts of design" (FCT). The "DeSid" research project was created with the main purpose to make a diagnosis of the use of design inside the Portuguese manufacturing industry. This paper…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Foreign Countries, Design, Strategic Planning
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Held, Carsten; Duncan, Glen; Yanamandram, Venkat – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2013
The financial services industry faces many demanding challenges. Firms within this industry are predominantly knowledge-based, as are most of the industry's products, processes and services. The application of knowledge management represents a clear opportunity for financial services firms to confront challenges. However, no industry specific…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Models, Financial Services, Industry
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Chadee, Doren; Wiesner, Retha; Roxas, Banjo – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2011
This study identifies the change management processes involved in undertaking environmental sustainability (ES) initiatives within Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) and relate these to the main attributes of learning organisations. Using case study techniques, the study draws from the change management experiences of a sample of 12 ES…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Sustainability, Business, Case Studies
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Jyothibabu, C.; Pradhan, Bibhuti Bhusan; Farooq, Ayesha – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2011
This paper explores the important question "how the learning entities--individual, group or organisation--are affecting organisational performance". The answer is important for promoting learning and improving performance. This empirical study in the leading power utility in India found that there is a positive relation between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Development, Workplace Learning, Organizational Culture
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Aasen, Tone Merethe Berg – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
In today's business thinking, innovation is commonly equated with progress, indicating an underlying assumption that company management have the power to choose a specific future and control the way into it. Drawing on examples from a longitudinal research initiative in the Norwegian petroleum company StatoilHydro, this article raises some of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Fuels, Industry
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Gammelgaard, Britta; Mathiasen, John Bang – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Globalisation and competition have impacted on not only large firms but also Small and Medium sizes Enterprises (SME) and these enterprises often act as subcontractors to larger firms operating in international markets. The impact of globalisation is severe on the SME-subcontractors due to supply chain linkages between large and SMEs through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Industry, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Poon, Patrick S.; Chan, Kan S. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
In the modern knowledge economy, higher educational institutions are being required to deal with commercialising the results of their research, spinning out knowledge-based enterprises and facilitating technology transfer between their research centres and industrial firms. The universities are undergoing changes in institutional and…
Descriptors: Industry, Technology Transfer, Foreign Countries, Research Universities
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Benton, Helen; Binder, Mario; Egel-Hess, Wolfgang – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Despite the widespread discussion of organisational learning, there is little scholarly contribution on promoting learning through the practical application of management tools. This is especially true in a complex internal supply chain context of an organisation. This paper seeks to address this gap by exploring and analysing the capability of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Benchmarking, Supply and Demand
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Aase, Karina; Olsen, Odd Einar; Pedersen, Cathrine – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
The article reports results from a research facilitated learning project carried out in an engineering department in an oil and gas company. The objective of the project was to enhance an awareness of and the ability to use, dialogue and reflection-based learning approaches. The results document that the project-based engineering setting induces…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fuels, Industry, Engineering