Title: Organisational learning and aspirational management in a knowledge-era organisation

Authors: Roberto Biloslavo, John Hicks

Addresses: Fakulteta za management Koper, University of Primorska, 5 Cankarjeva, Koper, Slovenia. ' Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Abstract: This paper seeks to describe the generic characteristics of a knowledge-era organisation based on a three-tier organisational policy model and three types of organisational learning: aspirational, cognitive and behavioural. The main characteristic that differentiates an industrial-era organisation from a knowledge-era organisation is the existence of long-term aspirational management that includes retrospective and system aspirational learning. Aspirational management results from an organisation|s vision and values of the dominant coalitions that define what kind of knowledge the organisation should develop and nurture and in what domain.

Keywords: knowledge-era organisation; aspirational management; aspirational learning; cognitive learning; behavioural learning; organisational learning; strategic management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2007.016420

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2007 Vol.1 No.4, pp.402 - 415

Published online: 28 Dec 2007 *

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