Learning Organization

Topic Leader: Dr. Raffaella Di Schiena
Royal Military Academy, Belgium

Recommended Books

  • Argyris C., & Schön D.A., (1996), Organisational Learning II: Theory, Method and Practice, Reading, Addison Wesley.
  • Argyris, C., (1990): Overcoming Organizational Defences: Facilitating Organizational Learning, Allyn and Bacon, Boston.
  • Dixon, N., (1994), The Organizational Learning Cycle: How We Can Learn Collectively, McGraw-Hill, Maidenhead.
  • Garratt, B., (1990), Creating a Learning Organisation: A Guide to Leadership, Learning and Development, Director Books, Cambridge.
  • Pedler, M., & Aspinwall, K., (1998), A Concise Guide to the Learning Organization, Lemosand Crane, London.
  • Pedler, M., Burgoyne, J., & Boydell, T., (1991), The Learning Company. A Strategy for Sustainable Development, London: McGraw-Hill.
  • Senge, P.M., (1990), The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, Doubleday-Currency, New York.
  • Senge, P., Kleiner, A., Roberts, C., Ross, R., & Smith, B., (1994), The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization. New York: Currency Doubleday.
  • Swieringa, J., & Wierdsma, A. (1992), Becoming a Learning Organization: Beyond the Learning Curve, Addison-Wesley, Wokingham.
  • Watkins, K., & Marsick, V., (1993), Sculpting the Learning Organization: Lessons in the Art and Science of Systemic Change, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.
  • Marquardt, M. J., (2011), Building the Learning Organization: Achieving Strategic Advantage through a Commitment to Learning 3rd edition, N. Brealey Publishing.

Recommended Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • Ali, A.K., (2012), Academic Staff's Perceptions of Characteristics of Learning Organization in a Higher Learning Institution, International Journal of Educational Management, 26(1), 55 - 82
  • Baker, J., William E., & Sinkula, J. (1999), The Synergistic Effect of Market Orientation and Learning Orientation on Organizational Performance, Academy of Marketing Science Journal, 27(4), 411-427.
  • Chang, S., & Lee, M., (2007), A Study on Relationship among Leadership, Organizational Culture, the Operation of Learning Organization and Employees' Job Satisfaction, The Learning Organization, 14(2), 155 - 185.
  • Chang, S., & Ming-Shing L., (2007), A Study on Relationship among Leadership, Organizational Culture, the Operation of Learning Organization and Employees' Job Satisfaction, The Learning Organization, 14(2), 155-185.
  • Dibella, A., Nevis, E., & Gould, J., (1996), Understanding Organizational Learning Capability, Journal of Management Studies, 3, 361-79.
  • DiBella, A., (2010), Can the Army Become a Learning Organization? A Question Reexamined, Joint Force Quarterly, 56(1), National Defence University Press, 117-122.
  • Dixon, N., (1992), Organizational Learning: A Review of the Literature with Implications for HRD Professionals, Human Resource Development Quarterly, 3(1), 29-49.
  • Fulmer, R. M., & Keys, J. B., (1998), A Conversation with Peter Senge: New Developments in Organizational Learning, Organizational Dynamics, 27 (2), 33-42.
  • Garvin, D., Edmondson, A., & Gino F., (2008), Is yours a Learning Organization?, Harvard Business Review, 86(3), 109-116.
  • Garvin, D., (1993), Building a Learning Organization, Harvard Business Review, 71(4), 78-82.
  • Gephart, M.A., Marsick, V.J., Van Buren, M.E., & Spiro, M.S. (1996). Learning Organizations come alive, Training & Development, 50(12), 35-45.
  • Honey, P., (1991), The Learning Organization Simplified, Training and development, July, 30-33.
  • Huber, P., (1991), Organizational Learning: The Contributing Processes and the Literature, Organization Science, 2, 88-115.
  • Hult, G.T.M., & Ferrell, O.C., (1997), Global Organizational Learning Capacity in Purchasing: Construct and Measurement, Journal of Business Research, 40(2), 97-111.
  • Jamali, D., Khoury, G., & Sahyoun, H., (2006), From Bureaucratic Organizations to Learning Organizations: An Evolutionary Roadmap, Learning Organization, 13(4), 337-352.
  • Lahteenmaki, S., Toivonen, J., & Mattila, M., (2001), Critical Aspects of Organizational Learning Research and Proposals for its Measurement, British Journal of Management, 12, 113-129.
  • López, S., Peón, J., & Ordás, C. (2005), Organizational Learning as a Determining Factor in Business Performance, The Learning Organization, 12(3), 227 - 245
  • Marsick, V., & Watkins, K., (2003), Demonstrating the Value of an Organization's Learning Culture: The Dimensions of the Learning Organization Questionnaire, Advances in Developing Human Resources, 5(2), 132-152.
  • Örtenblad, A., (2002), A Typology of the Idea of Learning Organization, Management Learning, 33(2), 213-230.
  • Örtenblad, A., (2004), The Learning Organization: Towards an Integrated Model, The Learning Organization, 11(2), 129-144. 
  • Örtenblad, A., (2007), Senge’s Many Faces: Problem or Opportunity?, The Learning Organization, 14(2), pp. 108-122. 
  • Oudejans S., Schippers, G., Schramade, M., Koeter, M., & van den Brink, W., (2011), Measuring the Learning Capacity of Organizations: Development and Factor Analysis of The Questionnaire for Learning Organizations, British Medical Journal: Quality and Safety, 20(4), 307-313.
  • Power, J. & Waddell, D. (2004), The Link between Self-managed Work Teams and Learning Organisations using Performance Indicators, Learning Organization, 11(3), 244 – 259.
  • Recardo, R., Molloy, K., & Pellegrino, J., (1995), How The Learning Organization Manages Change, National Productivity Review, 15(1), 7–13.
  • Recardo, R., Molloy, K., & Pellegrino, J., (1995), How the Learning Organization manages change. National Productivity Review, 15, 7–13.
  • Schein, E., (1993), On Dialogue, Culture and Organizational Learning, Organizational Dynamics, Autumn, 40-51.
  • Didani, Y., & Jamali, S. (2008), Learning Organizations: Diagnosis and Measurement in a Developing Country Context: The case of Lebanon, The Learning Organization, 15(1), 58-74.
  • Simon, H., (1991), Bounded Rationality and Organizational Learning, reprint from Organizational Science Vol. 2, No. 1, Feb. 1991, in: Organizational Learning, ed. by M. Cohen and L. Sproull, Sage Publications, London, 1996, p. 175-87.
  • Sinkula, J.M., (1994), Market Information Processing and Organizational Learning, Journal of Marketing, 58(1), 35-45.
  • Van der Vegt, G., & Bunderson, J., (2005), Learning and Performance in Multidisciplinary Teams: The Importance of Collective Team Identification, Academy of Management Journal, 48, 532-547.
  • Veil, S., & Sellnow, T., (2008), Organizational Learning in a High-risk Environment:  Responding to an Anthrax Outbreak, Journal of Applied Communications, 92(1), 75-93.
  • Yang, B., Watkins, K., & Marsick, V., (2004), The Construct of the Learning Organization: Dimensions, Measurement, and Validation, Human Resource Development Quarterly, 15(1), 31-55.

Recommended IESRC Conference Proceedings

  • Di Schiena, R., Letens, G., Farris, J., & Van Aken, E., “Learning Organizations in Crisis Environments: Characteristics of Deployed Military Units”, IIE Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, May 2012 (paper available)
  • Mazur, L., “Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Organizational Learning”, IIE Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, May 2012
  • Karlin, J., “Leading From the Middle: Sustaining Learning Pockets to Building Learning Organizations”, IIE Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, May 2012
  • Jiang, H., Onkham, W., Zeng, E., & Rabelo, L., System Dynamics Application in Organizational Learning Evaluation, IIE Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, May 2012 (paper available)