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Marcone, Maria Rosaria – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2013
This study analyses Italian knitwear manufacturers that operate both in international consumer and in business markets and assesses the different forms of competition that exist between them. The purpose of the research is to analyse the different positioning of these firms within the chain of production that they belong to. The firms that deal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Clothing, Manufacturing
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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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Stevens, Robert – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
What are the capabilities necessary to meet 21st century challenges? Much of the literature on 21st century skills focuses on skills necessary to meet those challenges associated with future work in a globalised world. The result is a limited characterisation of those capabilities necessary to address 21st century social, health and particularly…
Descriptors: Skill Analysis, Trend Analysis, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment
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Kumar; Payal; Singhal, Manish – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
Implementation of change in an organisation through culture can elicit a wide array of reactions from organisational members, spanning from acceptance to resistance. Drawing on Hatch's cultural dynamics model and on Wegner's social theory of learning, this paper dwells on an underdeveloped area in the extant literature, namely understanding change…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Change Agents, Social Theories, Learning Theories
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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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Kerr, Don; Burgess, Kevin J.; Houghton, Luke; Murray, Peter A. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) literature suggests that effective training is one of the key reasons for success in ERP implementations. However, limited research has been conducted on what constitutes effective training in an ERP environment. A case study approach was used to explore the effectiveness of traditional training and to…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Communities of Practice, Semi Structured Interviews
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Rechberg, Isabel D. W.; Syed, Jawad – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
The aim of this paper is to explore the focus on individuals in the field of knowledge management (KM). Through a meta-review of the KM literature, we identify a relative disregard of the individual in the KM literature while information technology (IT) oriented concepts are widely represented. Our review indicates the need for a greater emphasis…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Information Technology, Databases, Evaluation
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Kong, Eric; Chadee, Doren; Raman, Revti – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
This paper focuses on the processes by which firms, particularly knowledge intensive firms, can augment their overall knowledge stock by tapping into external sources of knowledge. It is argued that Top Management Teams' (TMTs') social intelligence is a critical learning capability in acquiring external knowledge that leads to strategic change.…
Descriptors: Research Problems, Intelligence, Information Technology, Administrative Organization
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Kerr, Don; Murray, Peter A.; Burgess, Kevin – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
The information systems' literature outlines how training is a critical factor to successful Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations. Yet, types of training are not discussed in the literature and there is little indication if existing training is effective and whether relevant contextual factors have been considered. Without…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Information Systems, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies
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Hume, Margee – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
An examination of current literature found a rudimentary number of papers canvassing the role of online blogging in advancing student learning. This paper evaluates the use of online student blogs to increase learning outcomes for the lecturer and the student and offers an original approach to this important topic. The paper examines students over…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Student Evaluation
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Brown, Derek R.; Gordon, Raymond; Rose, Dennis Michael – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
The continuing failure rates of change initiatives, combined with an increasingly complex business environment, have created significant challenges for the practice of change management. High failure rates suggest that existing change models are not working, or are being incorrectly used. A different mindset to change is required. The BGR…
Descriptors: Ethics, Leadership, Decision Making, Models
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Gray, David – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
To help increase the effectiveness of self-directed teams, this paper studies the attitudes and behaviour of self-directed team members during the course of a computer simulated marketing strategy game. Self-directed teams are used widely throughout organisations yet receive little scrutiny when they undertake a task which is subject to conditions…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Teamwork, Marketing, Learning
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Dadich, Ann – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2012
Emergency service teams hold an important role however the stress associated with their position can strain workplace relationships. Although it is not always possible to change the incidents to which teams respond, it is possible to shape the way personnel communicate with each other about these incidents. Yet little is known on how learnt…
Descriptors: Fire Protection, Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Interviews
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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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Chang, Cheng-Sian; Chen, Hsi-Mei – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2011
While parental involvement benefits the learning performance of elementary students and the internet changes the learning environment, few studies have examined how parents are involved in the virtual world. This two-year project analysed the effects of parental involvement at home, in school and on internet use. The first stage of our research…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Background
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