Title: Individual learning capability and its association to organisational learning

Authors: Gregoris Demetriou; George Papageorgiou

Addresses: Training Services Directorate, Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus, 2, Anavissou Street, 2025 Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus ' Department of Management and Marketing, School of Business Administration, European University Cyprus, 6, Diogenous Street, 2404 Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus

Abstract: This paper investigates individual learning capability (ILC) and its relationship to organisational learning (OL) as well as its contribution to the creation of learning organisations (LOs). As there is high complexity, debate and ambiguity regarding these concepts, it becomes necessary to create an integrated framework to capture the interrelationships that exist. Going through an extensive literature review, the various approaches to learning are critically evaluated and a new integrated framework is created that incorporates the various levels of learning. The proposed framework exhibits the most important dimensions of individual learning, such as social intelligence, task intelligence and mental intelligence as well as the learning style preference. These dimensions determine ILC which consequently influences OL. The proposed framework would serve as the basis for creating a more valid model to evaluate the level of OL.

Keywords: learning organisations; organisational learning; organisational performance; individual learning; individual learning capability; ILC; organisational learning capability; OLC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2020.108890

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2020 Vol.17 No.2, pp.145 - 164

Received: 05 Jul 2018
Accepted: 26 Jul 2019

Published online: 04 Aug 2020 *

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