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Studying the Relations of Organizational Learning with Employee Empowerment: A Case Study at Tehran Social Security Organization


  • Hassan Darvish

    () (Payame Noor University, Teheran, Iran)

  • Malihe Norozi

    () (Payame Noor University, Teheran, Iran)


This article is dealing with the study of Organizational Learning and Employees' impowerment and assessment of the rate of employees' empowerment feeling and specifying context of Security Organization in view of organizational learning. To do so, two learning and empowerment standard questionnaires have been used. Statistical society of this research includes 500 managers, experts and employees of Social Security Organization of Tehran city. Statistical sample of the research was estimated to be 220 persons. Nevertheless, 240 questionnaires were distributed and 220 questionnaires were analyzed. The results showed that there is a significant relation between learning on empowerment. Based on data analysis and the conclusions extracted, Social Security organization's staff are equipped with required empowerment and the following criteria including feeling of work meaningfulness, feeling of deserving forcefulness, feeling of choice, feelings of effectiveness and feeling of trusting on colleagues, are founded in the employees of social security organization, among which feeling of deserving competence gains the higher grade and feeling of choice and trusting on colleagues, the lowest grade. Context of Social Security Organization was determined in regard to organizational learning and it was found that there is a gap between desirable context of organizational learning and current status of company based on data analysis and extracted results. Among fourfold factors perspective, organizational learning and then organizational culture have obtained the lowest degree needing to further overview.

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  • Hassan Darvish & Malihe Norozi, 2011. "Studying the Relations of Organizational Learning with Employee Empowerment: A Case Study at Tehran Social Security Organization," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 11(3), pages 69-84.
  • Handle: RePEc:pet:annals:v:11:y:2011:i:3:p:69-84

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    Employee Empowerment; Organizational Learning; Social Security Organization; Iran;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • M00 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General - - - General


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