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Linden, Ane Isabel; Bitencourt, Claudia; Muller Neto, Hugo Fridolino – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the contribution of knowing in practice (KP) to the development of dynamic capabilities (DC) in the context of health-care organizations. Design/methodology/approach: The authors develop a case study in a Brazilian hospital in three stages using the data collection techniques of interviews, focus groups,…
Descriptors: Health Services, Case Studies, Hospitals, Employee Attitudes
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Fannoun, Sufian; Kerins, John – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: Issues surrounding knowledge management, knowledge transfer and learning within organisations challenge continuity and resilience in the face of changing environments. While initiatives are principally applied within large organisations, there is scope to assess how the processes are handled within small and medium enterprises and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Workplace Learning, Computer Software, Small Businesses
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Engström, Annika; Käkelä, Nikolas – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to empirically investigate the role of learning for suppliers of individualized customizations from a communication perspective. Design/methodology/approach: Five companies providing individualized customizations are investigated through an in-depth qualitative approach. The empirical material is based on data from five…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Industry, Consumer Economics, Workplace Learning
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Morland, Kate V.; Breslin, Dermot; Stevenson, Fionn – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to examine multiple learning cycles across a UK housebuilder organization following changes made to their quality management routine at the organizational level, through to subsequent understanding and enactment at the level of the individuals involved. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a qualitative case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Pedler, Mike; Hsu, Shih-wei – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to take a critical view of the concepts of the Learning Organisation and Organisational Learning (LO/OL) and respond to two questions about their current state--are existing perspectives on LO/OL still fit for purpose? What are the possibilities for an alternative paradigm of LO/OL? Design/methodology/approach: The paper…
Descriptors: Organizational Theories, Learning, Organizational Culture, Educational Philosophy
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Brix, Jacob – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose how a bottom-up creation of an ambidextrous organization can be enabled. By integrating research on "contextual ambidexterity" and "individual and organizational capacity building", an "innovation capacity building" framework is conceptualized that suggests how balance…
Descriptors: Innovation, Capacity Building, Transformational Leadership, Workplace Learning
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Kunttu, Leena; Neuvo, Yrjö – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the tension between learning and protection in university-industry relationships (UIRs) and, in particular, to identify practices that facilitate ways of coping with this tension. Design/methodology/approach: The empirical work for the study is based on a qualitative comparative case analysis of six…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Universities, Industry, Technology
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Chou, Shih Yung; Ramser, Charles – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: Organizational learning has long been recognized as an important determinant of organizational performance and sustainability. Existing research, however, has commonly viewed organizational learning as a single-level, top-down and organized organizational event initiated by the leader. This particular perspective may fall short of…
Descriptors: Employees, Behavior, Knowledge Management, Organizational Culture
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Fernandez, Whitney Douglas; Thams, Yannick – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to draw on insights from team learning theory and stakeholder theory to examine the influence of board composition on firms' stakeholder management practices. The authors posit that board diversity is likely to enhance stakeholder management by shaping organizational goals by placing emphasis on the interests of a wide…
Descriptors: Trustees, Stakeholders, Administrator Characteristics, Administration
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Rupcic, Nataša – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the challenges regarding learning in stakeholder relations in profit and nonprofit organizations. Design/methodology/approach: Conclusions and models presented in the paper have been designed based on the systems perspective, critical thinking and critical review of previous contributions.…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Organizational Change, Stakeholders, Transformational Leadership
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Tran, Huy Quang; Pham, Ngoc Thi Bich – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: Higher education institutions are centers for knowledge creation and transfer, but most are not considered effective learning organizations, as their knowledge resources are not highly used. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the moderating role of organizational learning on the relationship between employee…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Employees, Participation
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Bispo, Marcelo de Souza; Cavalcante, Erica Dayane Chaves – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to understand how members of an organization with different backgrounds form an inter-professional knowing (IPK) from a collective authorship practice (CAP). Design/methodology/approach: This is a qualitative research drawn on an ethnomethodological approach on the committee responsible for the public policies of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice, Committees
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Vashdi, Dana R.; Levitats, Zehavit S.; Grimland, Shmuel – Learning Organization, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the relationship between behaviors associated with transformational leadership (TL) and the sub-processes of organizational learning (OL) and to explain these relationships based on the ability-motivation-opportunity (AMO) framework. Design/methodology/approach: Questionnaires assessing leadership behaviors and…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Employees, Leadership Qualities, Organizational Culture
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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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