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Organizational learning and learning organizations


  • Anca Liliana BUJOR

    () (Lecturer Ph.D., “Petre Andrei” University from Iasi)


In this paper, the author presents the main differences between the organizational learning and the learning organization concepts. Often, the two concepts are considered synonymous, but they express different realities. Organizational learning refers to the process through which an entity employs enabling abilities to create permanent cognitive and behavioural change within a system. The changed behaviour or cognition needs to be embedded in the fabric of the organization and be evident in the organizational memory. A learning organization is an organization skilled at creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge, and at modifying its behaviour to reflect new knowledge insights. The process of knowledge creation can therefore be seen as the foundation upon which the learning organization is built.

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  • Anca Liliana BUJOR, 2011. "Organizational learning and learning organizations," Anuarul Universitatii „Petre Andrei” din Iasi / Year-Book „Petre Andrei” University from Iasi, Fascicula: Drept, Stiinte Economice, Stiinte Politice / Fascicle: Law, Economic Sciences, Political Scien, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 0(8), pages 181-189, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev11d:v::y:2011:i:8:p:181-189

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    organizational learning; learning organization; knowledge.;

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    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate


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