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A New Framework for Learning Approaches toward Social Evolution of Organizations


  • Kashefi, Mohammad Ali
  • Sanjaghi, Mohammad Ebrahim


This paper addresses a gap in the literature concerning suitability of organizational learning approaches in facing social responsibility challenges, and proposes a developed framework that could proactively bridge this gap. A new framework is designed in order to gain insight on the relationships between the typical organizational learning approaches- which have been discussed extensively so far in the literature- and the brand-new concept of civil learning come out of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) studies in very recent years. Comparative analysis is employed to identify well-adjusted organizational learning approaches toward social evolution of organizations. Indeed we are looking to propose a specific learning framework for the firms that are tackling with CSR issues. Hence, we qualitatively bridge between organizational learning models and social learning approaches in order to foster a more advanced framework which recommends the employment of specific learning methods and styles to deal with CSR challenges based on the features of the firm and its business contextual considerations.

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  • Kashefi, Mohammad Ali & Sanjaghi, Mohammad Ebrahim, 2013. "A New Framework for Learning Approaches toward Social Evolution of Organizations," MPRA Paper 43994, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:43994

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    Organizational Learning (OL); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Civil Learning; Learning Organization;

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    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General

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