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Satrustegui, Alfonso Unceta; Castro-Spila, Javier; Luna, Alvaro – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
The concepts of hybridity and governance have been an important line of research in the context of social companies and public institutions. The purpose of this paper is to explore these notions in the framework of hybrid communities of social innovation by showing the importance of intangible capital in the improvement of functional skills,…
Descriptors: Governance, Social Change, Innovation, Social Capital
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Gaižauskiene, Laura; Tuncikiene, Živile – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2016
The theoretical research was conducted in order to identify the phenomena of "fit", to see its roots and development as well as theoretical progress in the main scientific areas and identify its position in management scientific field. Two elements of the fit model are highlighted: knowledge workers and workplaces in a broad sense. The…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Human Resources, Work Environment, Personality Theories
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Hoyer, Hans Christian; Wood, Elin Marit – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2011
Today we live in a society with many choices and possibilities which were absent just a few decades ago. Knowledge is seen as temporary, and many paradoxes are experienced in the flow of information surrounding us. A basic insecurity can be seen as a consequence of this development. This paper re-thinks the consequences at the administrational and…
Descriptors: Security (Psychology), Trust (Psychology), Public Administration, Risk
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Sree Rekha, K. R.; Kamalanabhan, T. J. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
This paper aims at testing a conceptual model connecting variables of the internal and external work environment to ITES/BPO employee turnover. Based on the gaps identified from the literature that no single model explains in a comprehensive way as to why, people choose to leave and the lack of turnover studies on call centers located in India.…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Intention, Foreign Countries, Work Environment
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Sabat, Satya Narayan; Mishra, Sunita – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
Notwithstanding the emancipation and advancements of women all over the world in 21st century, women continue to be under-represented in management positions. The role of women as managers encompassed even those areas of work, which were earlier considered to be strongly man's domain like the police organisation. The objective of the study was to…
Descriptors: Managerial Occupations, Disproportionate Representation, Females, Role
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Wong, Rose H. C.; Westwood, Robert – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
The environment for scientific research in public organisations is undergoing radical change, particularly with commercialisation pressures and blurring of the distinction between public and private research. The commercialisation pressures are reflected in government policy frameworks and institutional contexts for scientific work which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Public Sector, Organizations (Groups)
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Hazy, James K.; Silberstang, Joyce – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
One tradition within the complexity paradigm considers organisations as complex adaptive systems in which autonomous individuals interact, often in complex ways with difficult to predict, non-linear outcomes. Building upon this tradition, and more specifically following the complex systems leadership theory approach, we describe the ways in which…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Leadership, Interaction, Research Methodology
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Groot, Nol – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
All executives strive for better results in their organisations and they are always dependent on others to achieve these results. This article is concerned with the ways in which these better results might be achieved and the role senior management might play in this process. The traditional view is that senior executives design and control the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Self Concept, Organizational Development
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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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Manikutty, Sankaran – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
The steadily increasing degree of globalisation of enterprises implies development of many skills, among which the skills to learn are among the most important. Learning takes place at the individual level, but collective learning and organisational learning are also important. Learning styles of individuals are different and learning styles are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Cognitive Style, Educational Environment
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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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Kasper, Helmut; Muhlbacher, Jurgen; Muller, Barbara – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
In dealing with Knowledge Management (KM) literature, we have to diagnose three essential points: first, we have detected a lack of comprehensive theoretical models based on "grand theories", secondly, we have discovered an overemphasis of "good" values, like openness and trust, that help organisations to learn. And thirdly, we have to recognise…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Social Systems, Models, Corporations