Title: Agility, knowledge management, and organisational learning: synergies and inter-relationships

Authors: Dima Jamali, Tamar Keshishian

Addresses: Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut, Bliss Street, P.O. Box 11–0236, Beirut, Lebanon. ' Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Abstract: The greatest challenge facing companies today is the ability to survive in an extremely uncertain and dynamic environment. This paper prescribes agility as the new paradigm that is currently shaping business discourse and practice. It also posits knowledge management and organisational learning as the key enablers necessary for helping companies in transitioning into a mode of increased agility and responsiveness. The knowledge management and organisational learning streams are then reviewed, their interrelationships explored and their links to agility highlighted.

Keywords: agility; knowledge management; organisational learning; agile systems; agile management; responsiveness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2006.010946

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.2, pp.133 - 145

Published online: 19 Sep 2006 *

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