IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/jes/wpaper/y2018v10i2p198-212.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Organizational learning: cognitive and behavioural changes and implications in higher education institutions

Author

Listed:
  • Alexandra Luciana GUȚĂ

    () (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, Iași, Romania)

Abstract

Many facets of the concept of “organizational learning” and many ideas about it have been debated in the literature. One of the issues raised is whether organizational learning necessarily needs to encompass changes at both cognitive and behavioural levels in an organization or if one of these two types of changes is enough. The issue is even more complicated because changes in behaviour could be also related to adaptation and not learning. There is also the question if learning has really occurred if there is no change in behaviour, but only in cognition. Also, are organizational learning and changes in cognition or behaviour always beneficial for an organization? Therefore, the paper explores and expresses our position in the matter of the cognitive and behavioural dilemma regarding organizational learning. We are approaching these issues, as well as presenting some implications in the case of higher education institutions.

Suggested Citation

  • Alexandra Luciana GUȚĂ, 2018. "Organizational learning: cognitive and behavioural changes and implications in higher education institutions," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 10(2), pages 198-212, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2018:v:10:i:2:p:198-212
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://ceswp.uaic.ro/articles/CESWP2018_X2_GUT.pdf
    Download Restriction: no
    ---><---

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Les Oxley & Paul Walker & David Thorns & Hong Wang, 2008. "The knowledge economy/society: the latest example of “Measurement without theory”?," The Journal of Philosophical Economics, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, The Journal of Philosophical Economics, vol. 2(1), pages 20-54, November.
    2. Nick Bontis & Mary M. Crossan & John Hulland, 2002. "Managing An Organizational Learning System By Aligning Stocks and Flows," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(4), pages 437-469, June.
    3. Paul Shrivastava, 1983. "A Typology Of Organizational Learning Systems," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 20(1), pages 7-28, January.
    4. George P. Huber, 1991. "Organizational Learning: The Contributing Processes and the Literatures," Organization Science, INFORMS, vol. 2(1), pages 88-115, February.
    5. Pasi Sahlberg, 2004. "Teaching and Globalization," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 2(1), pages 65-83.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Most related items

    These are the items that most often cite the same works as this one and are cited by the same works as this one.
    1. Sylvie Héroux & Mélanie Roussy, 2020. "Three cases of compliance with governance regulation: an organizational learning perspective," Journal of Management & Governance, Springer;Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), vol. 24(2), pages 449-479, June.
    2. Alexandra Luciana GUTA, 2018. "Organizational Learning Capability. Model Testing In Universities," SEA - Practical Application of Science, Romanian Foundation for Business Intelligence, Editorial Department, issue 17, pages 229-240, September.
    3. Thakur-Wernz, Pooja & Bruyaka, Olga & Contractor, Farok, 2020. "Antecedents and relative performance of sourcing choices for new product development projects," Technovation, Elsevier, vol. 90.
    4. Peter Gordon Roetzel, 2019. "Information overload in the information age: a review of the literature from business administration, business psychology, and related disciplines with a bibliometric approach and framework developmen," Business Research, Springer;German Academic Association for Business Research, vol. 12(2), pages 479-522, December.
    5. Luis Enrique Valdez-Juárez & Dolores Gallardo-Vázquez & Elva Alicia Ramos-Escobar, 2019. "Organizational Learning and Corporate Social Responsibility Drivers of Performance in SMEs in Northwestern Mexico," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 11(20), pages 1-23, October.
    6. Jiménez-Jiménez, Daniel & Sanz-Valle, Raquel, 2011. "Innovation, organizational learning, and performance," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 64(4), pages 408-417, April.
    7. Alexandra Luciana Gu??, 2015. "An analysis of factors that influence organizational learning: The case of higher education institutions," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 1003387, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
    8. Dermol Valerij, 2013. "Relationship Between Learning, Knowledge Creation and Organisational Performance," Scientific Annals of Economics and Business, Sciendo, vol. 60(1), pages 79-93, July.
    9. Krishnan Hariharan & Vivekanand G, 2018. "Perspectives on Organizational Learning," Indian Journal of Commerce and Management Studies, Educational Research Multimedia & Publications,India, vol. 9(1), pages 81-86, January.
    10. Atif Ahmad & Kevin C. Desouza & Sean B. Maynard & Humza Naseer & Richard L. Baskerville, 2020. "How integration of cyber security management and incident response enables organizational learning," Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Association for Information Science & Technology, vol. 71(8), pages 939-953, August.
    11. Siyuan Yu & Yang Zhang & Jin Yu & Xuanzhi Yang & Abbas Mardani, 2021. "The Moderating Impact of Organizational Identity Strength between Strategic Improvisation and Organizational Memory and Their Effects on Competitive Advantage," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 13(6), pages 1-19, March.
    12. Covin, Jeffrey G. & Garrett, Robert P. & Kuratko, Donald F. & Shepherd, Dean A., 2020. "Short leash or long leash? Parenting style, initial strategic clarity, and the development of venture learning proficiency," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 35(4).
    13. Miguel Perez‐Valls & Jose Cespedes‐Lorente & Juan Moreno‐Garcia, 2016. "Green Practices and Organizational Design as Sources of Strategic Flexibility and Performance," Business Strategy and the Environment, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 25(8), pages 529-544, December.
    14. Andrea Francesconi & Enrico Guarini, 2017. "Performance-based funding e sistemi di allocazione delle risorse ai dipartimenti: prime evidenze nelle università italiane," MANAGEMENT CONTROL, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2017(1), pages 113-134.
    15. J. Stuart Bunderson & Ray E. Reagans, 2011. "Power, Status, and Learning in Organizations," Organization Science, INFORMS, vol. 22(5), pages 1182-1194, October.
    16. Pooja Kushwaha & M. K. Rao, 2017. "Integrating the Linkages between Learning Systems and Knowledge Process: An Exploration of Learning Outcomes," Business Perspectives and Research, , vol. 5(1), pages 11-23, January.
    17. Venugopal Gopalakrishna-Remani & Robert Paul Jones & Kerri M. Camp, 2019. "Levels of EMR Adoption in U.S. Hospitals: An Empirical Examination of Absorptive Capacity, Institutional Pressures, Top Management Beliefs, and Participation," Information Systems Frontiers, Springer, vol. 21(6), pages 1325-1344, December.
    18. Nicolai J. Foss, 1996. "Firms, Incomplete Contracts and Organizational Learning," DRUID Working Papers 96-2, DRUID, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy/Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies.
    19. Edna Isabel de la Garza Martinez & Zochitl Araiza Garza & Nidia Estela Hernández Castro & Izamar Guadalupe Amador Charles, 2016. "Relationship Between Levels Of Organization Learning,Relacion Entre Los Niveles De Aprendizaje Organizacional," Revista Internacional Administracion & Finanzas, The Institute for Business and Finance Research, vol. 9(3), pages 71-82.
    20. Schweizer, Lars & Patzelt, Holger, 2012. "Employee commitment in the post-acquisition integration process: The effect of integration speed and leadership," Scandinavian Journal of Management, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 298-310.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    organizational learning; cognitive/ behavioural changes; higher education institutions;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2018:v:10:i:2:p:198-212. 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: (Alupului Ciprian). General contact details of provider: https://edirc.repec.org/data/csjesro.html .

    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 CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc 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 RePEc Author Service 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.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.