Title: Learning mechanisms in a technology based organisational change programme: an exploratory study between Chinese and Norwegian corporations

Authors: Xiaofeng Ma, Sebastiano Lombardo, Elizabeth Stokbak Sciaba

Addresses: CeTIM (Center for Technology and Innovation Management), Uni Bw Munich, Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39, Neubiberg, 85579, Germany. ' PERA Innovation Ltd., Sorkedalsveien 209B, 0754 Oslo, Norway. ' Romolslia 35 C, 7029 Trondheim, Norway

Abstract: The paper explores how learning mechanisms are adopted and function differently in the course of a managing technology based organisational change programme in Chinese and Norwegian large corporations. We operationalise the abstract organisational learning concepts into a series of learning mechanisms along the change programme implementation process. The results show that national culture, external environment and market status strongly impact the effectiveness of the learning mechanisms.

Keywords: China; learning mechanisms; Norway; technology management; organisational change; organisational learning; national culture; external environment; market status.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2008.015985

International Journal of Technology Management, 2008 Vol.41 No.1/2, pp.75 - 95

Published online: 02 Dec 2007 *

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