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Kilskar, Stine Skaufel; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A.; Valle, Nina – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the relationship between the contemporary forms of manufacturing rationalization and the reproduction of communities of practice (CoPs) centred on tasks and craft. Building on critical literature highlighting the tensions between CoPs and rationalization, this paper aims to develop a nuanced account of how CoPs…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Manufacturing Industry, Motor Vehicles, Qualitative Research
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Kaminska, Renata; Borzillo, Stefano – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain a better understanding of the challenges to the emergence of a learning organization (LO) posed by a context of generational diversity and an enterprise social networking system (ESNS). Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a qualitative methodology based on an analysis of 20 semi-structured…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Generational Differences, Diversity (Institutional), Social Networks
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Rupcic, Nataša – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight challenges and opportunities that surround the process of intergenerational learning and knowledge transfer. Several options in this regard have been discussed from the managerial and employee perspective. Design/methodology/approach: The systems approach has been implemented to identify options…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Communities of Practice, Educational Practices, Learning Theories
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Janand, Anne; Notais, Amélie – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the types of learning engendered by internal mobility (IM) by referring to the principles elaborated by Bateson (1972). Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative methodology is followed with interviews among 50 professionals working at four large French firms. Findings: A system of classification for IM is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning, Occupational Mobility, Qualitative Research
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Sprinkle, Therese A.; Urick, Michael J. – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: Methods for facilitating learning and knowledge transfer in multigenerational workplaces are of importance to organizations. Yet, intergenerational learning is vastly understudied in academic organizational literature. This conceptual paper aims to recommend future directions for studying intergenerational learning by examining three…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Generational Differences, Workplace Learning, Intergenerational Programs
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Kuyken, Kerstin; Ebrahimi, Mehran; Saives, Anne-Laure – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to develop a better understanding of intergenerational knowledge transfer (IKT) practices by adopting a context-related and comparative perspective. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative case study design involving 83 interviews and non-participative observation in German and Quebec organizations has been chosen.…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Cross Cultural Studies, Case Studies, Interviews
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Raaijmakers, Stephan; Bleijenbergh, Inge; Fokkinga, Brigit; Visser, Max – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to challenge the alleged gender-neutral character of Argyris and Schön's theory of organizational learning (1978). While theories in organizational science seem gender neutral at the surface, a closer analysis reveals they are often based on men's experiences. Design/methodology/approach: This paper uses the method of…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Masculinity, Femininity, Cognitive Style
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Gouthro, Patricia; Taber, Nancy; Brazil, Amanda – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of the learning organization, first discussed by Senge (1990), to determine if it can work as a model in the higher education sector. Design/methodology/approach: Using a critical feminist framework, this paper assesses the possibilities and challenges of viewing universities as…
Descriptors: Universities, Women Faculty, Women Administrators, Leadership Role
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Johansson, Kristina; Abrahamsson, Lena – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to explore how gendering of the learning environment acts to shape the design and outcome of workplace learning. The primary intention is to reflect on the idea of gender-equal organizations as a prerequisite for workplace learning. Design/methodology/approach: A review of literature relating to gender and workplace…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Workplace Learning, Educational Environment, Power Structure
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Martin, Lynn M.; Lord, Gemma; Warren-Smith, Izzy – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to use (in)visibility as a lens to understand the lived experience of six women managers in the headquarters of a large multinational organization in the UK to identify how "gender" is expressed in the context of organizational learning. Design/methodology/approach: The researchers take a phenomenological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Experience, International Organizations
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Gherardi, Silvia; Cozza, Michela; Poggio, Barbara – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe how organizational members became storywriters of an important process of organizational change. Writing became a practice designed to create a space, a time and a methodology with which to author the process of change and create a learning context. The written stories produced both the…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Workshops, Reflection, Story Telling
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Sidani, Yusuf; Reese, Simon – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to provide an overview of the development of learning organization concepts from the perspectives of Dr. Victoria Marsick and Dr. Karen Watkins and presents an interesting evolution of their work together spanning over three decades. Design/methodology/approach: Through a conversation with thought-leading scholars Dr.…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Organizational Change, Educational Research, Cooperation
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Filstad, Cathrine; Simeonova, Boyka; Visser, Max – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the crossing of knowledge and power boundaries within a bureaucratic organization by using enterprise social media (ESM). (Carlile's 2002) boundary crossing framework is used to guide this research. Design/methodology/approach: This is a qualitative study based on semi-structured interviews and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Administrative Organization, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Snihur, Yuliya – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to examine Borders response to business model innovation (BMI) by Amazon in the bookselling industry. The case illuminates potential causes for protracted periods of organizational unlearning, explaining why organizational unlearning, although beneficial in many documented cases, can also be insufficient to prevent…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Organizational Culture, Innovation, Business Skills
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Mariano, Stefania; Casey, Andrea; Olivera, Fernando – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to evaluate how managers influence accidental and intentional organizational forgetting, i.e. knowledge depreciation, knowledge loss and unlearning. Design/methodology/approach: The literature was reviewed based on predetermined search terms to identify peer-reviewed articles published in English and available in full-text…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Influences, Leadership Effectiveness, Underachievement
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