Tag Archives: Organizational Learning

New Emerging Trends in Organizational Learning to Business Enterprises Development with Special Focus on Egypt (Published)

People are an organization’s biggest value proposition; the way they develop talent can determine the organization’s future and competitive benefits.  Providing ongoing learning opportunities and profession development will drive firm success.  Among the latest trends in organizational learning is to use a number of learning options as: individualized learning, online learning, use of mobile phones, social discussion forums, and video learning. Hence, this paper concludes that Learning and development (L&D) in the future can be considered as a proper tactical business tool in achieving competitive advantage. Corporations can keep in advance of competitiveness through getting or perhaps building personnel together with the perfect skill sets. Then, L&D will have to illustrate how learning influences the base line. Therefore such paper attempts to prescribe a proposed framework to ease the adoption of such newly organizational learning trends by business enterprises. Furthermore, it tends to shed light on the Egyptian reality; detecting barriers to adopt such proposed framework and suggesting solutions to this dilemma.

Keywords: Business Enterprises Development., Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning

New Emerging Trends in Organizational Learning to Business Enterprises Development with Special Focus on Egypt (Published)

People are an organization’s biggest value proposition; the way they develop talent can determine the organization’s future and competitive benefits.  Providing ongoing learning opportunities and profession development will drive firm success.  Among the latest trends in organizational learning is to use a number of learning options as: individualized learning, online learning, use of mobile phones, social discussion forums, and video learning. Hence, this paper concludes that Learning and development (L&D) in the future can be considered as a proper tactical business tool in achieving competitive advantage. Corporations can keep in advance of competitiveness through getting or perhaps building personnel together with the perfect skill sets. Then, L&D will have to illustrate how learning influences the base line. Therefore such paper attempts to prescribe a proposed framework to ease the adoption of such newly organizational learning trends by business enterprises. Furthermore, it tends to shed light on the Egyptian reality; detecting barriers to adopt such proposed framework and suggesting solutions to this dilemma.

Keywords: Business Enterprises Development., Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning

The Impact of Knowledge Management Strategies, Operations, and Processes on Organizational Innovation (Published)

This paper evaluates the importance of knowledge management in enhancing innovation in the hospital sector in Beirut area. On this emerging economy, organizations are more aware of developing knowledge for a reason to be comparative in the market and gain a sustainable competitive advantage. (Association of Marketing, Bancario, Argentine, 2000).Information and knowledge become an essential resource for all businesses. It is considered a vital concept and process in conducting any business.In this paper, I conduct a study of the importance of knowledge management in achieving innovation and development in the hospital sector. This study consists of two parts: theoretical and practical. In the first part, I try to address the concept of knowledge management, learning, and innovation in general by discussing the processes of knowledge management and the authors’ point of views. Then, in the second part, I establish a questionnaire survey about this topic, and I distributed in different hospitals in Beirut. As a result of my study, I realize that knowledge management, in general, is not a priority issue for the selected hospitals, and the relationship that exists between knowledge management and innovation is moderate, and this means that knowledge management in these hospitals is not the main reason for innovation. For this reason, hospitals must care more about knowledge management and must recognize that it is an essential part to reach innovation, development, and survival.

Keywords: Corporate Memory, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Processes, Organizational Learning, Sustainable Competitive Advantage, organizational innovation

Organization Development Models: A Critical Review and Implications for Creating Learning Organizations (Published)

Over approximately the last 20 years, models have been used to guide the organization development (OD) consulting process for enhanced organizational effectiveness, with implications for creating learning organisations. This review analyses and synthesizes the characteristics, similarities and differences, and strengths and weaknesses of four main models of OD, and the extent to which they can be used to create learning organisations. The models reviewed are the three-step, action research, appreciative inquiry, and the general planned change model. Whereas all four models overlap in characteristics such as involving participants in the change process, important differences including the focus and stages of change exist amongst them. On the basis of the review, the general model of OD which integrates the other three models is revised and extended to address two main gaps. The first is the absence of a stage in the change process that focuses on assessing pertinent organizational and client factors capable of influencing the success/failure of planned change efforts. The second concerns the lack of clarification on how organizations can become learning organizations as part of the change process. The proposed extended general OD model comprises six overlapping stages, including a final “empowering-withdrawal” stage. It proposes that OD efforts should empower clients to become learning organizations as an ultimate focus of the field of OD. The review holds important implications for OD practitioners and researchers to jointly adopt, review, and build on the proposed revised general model of OD.

Keywords: Learning Organization, Organization Development, Organizational Learning

Factor Analysis of Strategic Management and Performance Variables in The Banking Sector in Oyo State, Nigeria (Review Completed - Accepted)

This research work factor analysed the impact of Strategic Management Variables (knowledge management, perceived environmental uncertainty, strategic agility and organizational learning) and Performance Variables in some selected selected banks in Oyo State of Nigeria. The study employed questionnaire to collect information from subjects who were bank employees of the selected banks in Oyo State. One hundred and six respondents responded to the questionnaire. This study found that strategic management variables were immensely associated with bank performance Based on the findings, it was recommended that there is a need for banks to work and improve their knowledge and learning base, endeavour to adapt to their environment and strive to be strategically agile so as to improve their performance and in the long run gain sustained competitive advantage

Keywords: Knowledge Based View, Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning, Organizational Performance, Strategic Agility, Strategic Management

Knowledge Management and Organizational Resilience in Nigerian Manufacturing Organizations (Review Completed - Accepted)

This study examines the relationship between knowledge management and organizational resilience. The sample for the study consisted of one hundred and twenty eight (128) employees from the thirty four manufacturing companies that are registered with the manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Rivers State Council. The study utilized both quantitative data (questionnaire) and qualitative data (interview). The spearman rank correlation coefficient and Multiple Regression Model using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15 were utilized for the analysis of data. Our finding revealed a positive and significant relationship between knowledge management and organizational resilience. Specifically, knowledge acquisition, knowledge storage, knowledge sharing and knowledge utilization were revealed to have a positive and significant influence on organizational resilience. Based on this finding, it was concluded that knowledge management enhances organizational resilience. More specifically, it was concluded that knowledge acquisition, knowledge storage, knowledge sharing and knowledge utilization enhances organizational adaptation, organizational resourcefulness, and organizational learning. It is recommended that organizations should continue to strengthen their knowledge management practices especially knowledge acquisition, knowledge storage, knowledge sharing and knowledge utilization in their everyday activities as this is a sure guarantee for their resilience. The managerial implications of these findings were also discussed.

Keywords: Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Management, Organizational Adaptation, Organizational Learning, Organizational Resourcefulness