Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Developing Learning Organizations for Achievement of Competitive Advantages in Enterprises in Bosnia and Hercegovina

Contents:

Author Info

  • Sabina Djonlagic

    (University in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Adisa Delic

    (University in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Alma Kovacevic

    (Ministry of Internal Affairs, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    It is a common view in both theory and practice of modern management that enterprises of the 21st century must seek new sources to build and maintain competitive advantage in the dynamic and uncertain global market. In this context, individual and organizational learning are identified as significant sources of competitiveness. Consequently, the knowledge we gain from learning and its application ensures that companies differentiate from their competitors who are very hard to copy and imitate. In addition, organizational learning generates the changes in cognitive and behavioral nature, and as such, significantly increases the organization's ability to innovate and increase its adaptability in complex and unpredictable environment. The implementation of the concept of learning organization, which implies "double loop learning", i.e. changing the underlying assumptions, mental components and way of thinking is particularly important for companies that operate in the conditions of the transition period from ex-socialist economy to a new cognitive stage capitalism and new socially responsible ways of market business. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to focus not only on theoretical critical review of the concept of the learning organization, but also to shed light on the analysis of the assumptions for the implementation of this concept in the context of building a competitive advantage in Bosnian enterprises. The analysis will be based on the results of an empirical study on the degree of the implementation of learning organizations within a hundred of Bosnian enterprises, conducted back in 2012.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.toknowpress.net/ISBN/978-961-6914-02-4/papers/ML13-320.pdf
    File Function: full text
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.toknowpress.net/ISBN/978-961-6914-02-4/MakeLearn2013.pdf
    File Function: Conference Programme
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    as in new window

    This chapter was published in: Sabina Djonlagic & Adisa Delic & Alma Kovacevic , , pages 781-788, 2013.

    This item is provided by ToKnowPress in its series Active Citizenship by Knowledge Management & Innovation: Proceedings of the Management, Knowledge and Learning International Conference 2013 with number 781-788.

    Handle: RePEc:tkp:mklp13:781-788

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.toknowpress.net/proceedings/978-961-6914-02-4/

    Related research

    Keywords: individual and organizational learning; learning organization; competitive advantage;

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:tkp:mklp13:781-788. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Nada Trunk Širca).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.