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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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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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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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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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