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da Costa, Renato J. Lopes; António, Nélson J. Santos; Miguel, Maria Isabel – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
Historically, a policy of enforcement in internationalisation processes is still seen by many as an approach to solve certain economic crises. However, Portugal's solution for this problem is part of a greater problem, namely trying to solve a European problem that has recently worsened and is largely uncontrolled. This paper aims to contribute,…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Competition
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Bhattacharya, Sonali; Neelam, Netra; Behl, Abhishek; Acharya, Sabyasachi – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
Purpose: In this study we compared the learning organisation practices of Indian Businesses across sectors. Methodology: The study is based on a sample of 406 managers of banking, information technology and information technology enabled services (IT/ITES), manufacturing, hotel & hospitality and hospital and healthcare sectors. Learning…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Holistic Approach, Foreign Countries, Administrators
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Minamizaki, Noriko – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
Product development of Japanese companies has changed greatly from the post-war revival period, when it was promoted mainly to provide low-cost, high-quality products. In recent years, it has become necessary to develop products and services that correspond to social issues. Research and development has shifted from a technological basis to a…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Research and Development, Material Development, Manufacturing
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Setiawati, Cut Irna; Wahyono, Agatha Christy – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
This research aims to purpose the division strategy for a pharmaceutical producer in Kalimantan area, named Dexa Medica Samarinda. Currently, this firm is facing a competitive market condition and evolving a decline position in the market. This research uses qualitative research method by organising intensive interview to important informants so…
Descriptors: Pharmacy, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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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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Groot, Nol; Homan, Thijs H. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
This paper, based on a narrative of one of the authors, explores management reality where a chosen strategy developed into a different direction than expected. The authors offer an insight in a manager's daily struggle, where power, gossip and conflict can influence the strategising process. The plans and strategic ambitions chosen at the outset…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Leadership, Administration, Organizational Change
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Malan, Renee – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2011
The cognitive psychological processes related to learning and change behaviour are factors that impact on organisational strategy development. Strategy development is dependent on strategic thinking that is reciprocally influenced by shared mental models, organisational learning and organisational change. Although strategy development, shared…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Cognitive Psychology, Behavior Change, Organizational Development
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Sugasawa, Yoshio; Shinomiya, Takeshi – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
Companies make concerted efforts to survive in a radically changing global society with the advent of a highly-networked and information-rich society that is featured by intense market competition. Manufacturing industries in particular have a tendency to rely on technological development strengths as a means of survival in a highly globalised and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Corporations, Adjustment (to Environment), Competition
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Rajini, G.; Gomathi, S. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
Using multiple constituencies approach, variances in competencies in human resource leadership have been studied as this is becoming highly significant in India's globalisation efforts. Previous research in leadership orientation focused on localisation of human resource competencies rather than its globalisation. For this, human resource…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Leadership, Strategic Planning
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Brockmann, Erich N. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
We contend that managers make better decisions when they are better able to tap into their vast storehouses of knowledge than their peers can. More specifically, we contend that accessing their tacit knowledge has the most noticeable and positive impact on their decision quality. Furthermore, techniques for better accessing knowledge can be…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Decision Making, Administrative Organization, Leadership
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Konidari, Victoria; Abernot, Yvan – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
The aim of this paper is to outline a theoretical and methodological framework for the understanding, design and creation of teachers' collective capacity through the implementation of knowledge cities in educational institutions which are registered in the context of a fourth generation of Knowledge Management. The authors suggest four pillars on…
Descriptors: Schools, Development, Knowledge Management, Action Research
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Aravamudhan, Suhanya; Kamalanabhan, T. J. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
In recent years, strategic management concepts seem to be gaining greater attention from the academicians and the practitioner's alike. Balanced Scorecard (BSC) concept is one such management concepts that has spread in worldwide business and consulting communities. The BSC translates mission and vision statements into a comprehensive set of…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Measures (Individuals), Strategic Planning, Organizational Development