Abstracts: February 12th, 2001

Bhatt G DThe Learning Organization, (UK), 2000 Vol 7 No 2

Start page: 89. No of pages: 10

Takes a constructionist perspective, in which knowledge is seen as a justified belief which helps the organization to set its goals and accomplish them. Based on this perspective, looks in detail at the definition of knowledge and its management. Distinguishes between information and knowledge, analysing the role of information in creating knowledge in an organizational setting. Points out that learning and knowledge must continue to be generated if organizations are to adapt to changing environments. Examines the link between individual learning capability and an organizational learning culture, drawing up a matrix to show the implications for the organization if individual learning capability and learning culture are high or low. Identifies the barriers to the development of a learning culture and discusses what managers can do to increase the effectiveness of knowledge development within their organizations.


Style: Wholly theoretical

ISSN: 0969-6474. Reference: 29AL698

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