Title: In search of learning organisations: case experiences from Hong Kong

Authors: Amrik S. Sohal, Walter W.C. Chung, Michael Morrison

Addresses: Department of Management, Monash University, P.O. Box 197, Caulfield East VIC 3145, Australia. ' Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. ' Department of Marketing, Monash University, Australia

Abstract: The aim of the paper is to examine three organisations based in Hong Kong and determine if they have the appropriate characteristics of a learning organisation based on Garvin|s five building-blocks model. The structure of the paper is broken up into three sections. The first addresses the concept of organisational learning. The second examines the three organisations and determines if they have the appropriate characteristics of a learning organisation. The final section headed conclusion/discussion finds that all three organisations have a number of the appropriate characteristics to define themselves as learning organisations.

Keywords: learning organisations; case studies; Hong Kong.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2004.004908

International Journal of Technology Management, 2004 Vol.27 No.6/7, pp.656 - 673

Published online: 26 Jul 2004 *

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