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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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Visser, Max – Learning Organization, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the "truism" that learning organizations cannot be large organizations and, conversely, that large organizations cannot be learning organizations. This paper analyzes learning in the German and US armies in the Second World War, based on a four-dimensional model of the learning organization.…
Descriptors: War, Content Analysis, Military Training, Military Personnel
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Lauer, Sabine; Wilkesmann, Uwe – Learning Organization, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to link two modes of governance (transactional and transformational) to organizational learning by examining the example of academic teaching. Consequently, the "transformational" strategies of best practices that have been used by German universities to achieve teaching excellence are interpreted as…
Descriptors: Governance, Best Practices, Universities, College Faculty
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Breunig, Karl Joachim – Learning Organization, 2016
Purpose: This empirical paper aims to assess how social media can foster workplace learning within a globally dispersed project environment. In general, there are few studies on the use of social media in organizations, and many of these emphasize on issues related to knowledge transfer. Although learning traditionally has been as acquisition of…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Social Media, Case Studies, Web Sites
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Holland, Wayne; Salama, Alzira – Learning Organization, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this research paper is to explore the learning process associated with international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) integration strategies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper employs a comparative case study methodology, utilising qualitative data through in-depth interviews with top management responsible for…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, Methods
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Schulz, Klaus-Peter; Geithner, Silke – Learning Organization, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how communication and cooperation in inter-organizational networks may bring about organizational learning. A case study of 13 inter-organizational school networks in Germany is carried out for this purpose. Design/methodology/approach: Results of a quantitative survey assessing the performance of…
Descriptors: Learning, Schools, Organizational Communication, Institutional Cooperation