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Birkenkrahe, Marcus – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
Originally developed in the context of family therapy, system constellations are introduced using an organisational learning and system theoretical framework. Constellations are systemic group interventions using a spatial representation of the system elements. They correspond to deutero-learning processes and use higher-order systemic thinking.…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learning, Organizational Change, Organizational Development
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Dyaram, Lata; Kamalanabhan, T. J. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
This paper attempts to extend and contribute to the domestic diversity literature by presenting a comprehensive model that takes into consideration the Indian work set up. It proposes to examine the effects of the composition of information systems development teams in Indian firms. Besides the conventional demographics which were studied…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Information Systems, Group Dynamics, Foreign Countries
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Geber, Hilary; Motlhake, Bona – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
The new public sector community development workers (CDWs) programme was established in 2004 following ineffective service delivery through chronic under-spending on annual budgets in post-apartheid South Africa. CDWs receive training in learnerships within the National Skills Development Strategy to ensure access to and spending of local…
Descriptors: Community Development, Budgets, Mentors, Social Change
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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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Bergman, Jukka-Pekka; Jantunen, Ari; Saksa, Juha-Matti; Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, Pia – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
The innovation space has become more complex and knowledge-intensive. As a result, it is increasingly important to see innovations as knowledge that is embodied in learning and technical and organisational knowledge bases. However, in processes such as innovation development, individuals make sense of it and utilise existing knowledge differently…
Descriptors: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Heuristics, Knowledge Representation
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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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Manikutty, Sankaran; Anuradha, N. S.; Hansen, Katrin – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
This paper develops a framework for understanding the relationships between approaches to learning adopted by students in the context of higher education and the culture of the country they were brought up in. The paper, after examining the more widely used Kolb's learning styles, opts for another categorisation, namely the so called learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cognitive Style, Teaching Methods, Cultural Influences
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Sense, Andrew J.; Clements, Michael D. J. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
This paper introduces and explains a conception of supply chains from a situated learning perspective. This non-conventional supply chain perspective invites the reader to consider supply chain scenarios as "situated learning opportunities involving multiple communities of practice" interacting and participating together. It is argued that by…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Information Management, Communities of Practice, Learning Processes
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Lindskog, Magnus; Abrahamsson, Mats; Aronsson, Hakan – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Contemporary supply chains are vastly complex, and decisions made by actors have system-wide consequences that these might not be able to foresee. There are gaps between "best practice"-founded theory and actual practice in supply chains. To remedy this, we argue, the supply chain actors need to enhance systems knowledge. There is a need to…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Information Management, Decision Making Skills, Theory Practice Relationship
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Connelly, Shane; Allen, Matthew T.; Waples, Ethan – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Case studies are frequently used in a number of organisational training settings. However, there has been little empirical study of how these cases can be most effective for developing leadership skills. The present study tests the impact of case content and structural features on the acquisition and transfer of leadership skills. Content features…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Instructional Effectiveness, Case Studies, Leadership
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Piranfar, Hosein – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
The paper examines the role of leadership in facilitating collective learning and capacity building by utilising ideas from the fields of evolutionary learning, operations strategy, quality, project and risk management. Two contrasting cases are chosen to show how success and failure can depend upon collective capacity building through…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Administrator Role, Fundamental Concepts, Personality Traits
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Konidari, Victoria; Abernot, Yvan – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
This paper seeks to explore the actual educational setting, to see if there are appropriate conditions to develop Collective Capacity (CC) in educational institutions. It sees CC as the new land mark in work philosophy and presents a theoretical approach to the concept. Based on a theoretical framework, the authors underline what the primers for…
Descriptors: Models, Schools, Development, Social Capital
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Akdere, Mesut – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Organisations are continuously challenged to become more strategic, productive and cost-effective. As a result, quality management has become increasingly important to achieve desired organisational performance outcomes. Quality management considers leadership an important component to implement and sustain quality products and services to…
Descriptors: Total Quality Management, Leadership, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness
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Gottschalk, Petter – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Knowledge workers in software firms solve client problems in sequential and cyclical work processes. Sequential and cyclical work takes place in the value configuration of a value shop. While typical examples of value chains are manufacturing industries such as paper and car production, typical examples of value shops are law firms and medical…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Manufacturing Industry, Employees, Professional Services
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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
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