Title: The influence of organisational learning culture on information system project team capabilities: an empirical study

Authors: Abeer Hmoud Al-Faouri

Addresses: Department of Management Information Systems, Faculty of Planning and Management, Al-Balqa' Applied University, Al-Salt, Jordan

Abstract: This study tried to empirically investigate whether the organisational learning culture influences project team's - project manager and project members - capabilities. Multiple regression analysis was used for testing the hypotheses of the study. The results indicated that four dimensions of organisational learning culture - continuous learning, inquiry and dialogue, connection to environment, and strategic leadership - significantly influence the project manager capabilities. However, team learning, embedded systems, and empowerment were not predictors of project manager capabilities. The study also showed that establishing embedded systems for capturing and sharing learning significantly enhances project members' capabilities. Based on the reached results implications for theory, practice and future research were suggested.

Keywords: organisational learning culture; project manager capabilities; project members; team member capabilities; project management; embedded systems; knowledge sharing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2012.047548

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2012 Vol.8 No.1/2, pp.20 - 40

Received: 01 Apr 2011
Accepted: 27 Sep 2011

Published online: 27 Jun 2012 *

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