Authors: Stefan Gueldenberg, Heinz Konrath
Addresses: Department of Strategic Management, Management Control and Consulting, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration Nordbergstr. 15, A-1090 Vienna, Austria. ' Avaya Austria GmbH, Vienna Twin Tower, Wienerbergstr. 11/12, A-1100 Vienna, Austria
Abstract: Leadership always had a major impact on the economic success of a corporation. In particular, leaders play a key role in facilitating and fostering the process of innovation and organisational learning. This article examines how leadership influences organisational learning. Based on a conceptual framework and an empirical study, ten propositions will be developed about specific elements that support organisational learning. The study covers opinions from 125 leaders in various companies, industries and geographic regions, with a strong focus on large enterprises of the high-tech industry. Feedback shows that leadership in learning organisations goes far beyond traditional leadership: individual leadership, organisational leadership and incentives are the key dimensions.
Keywords: organisational learning; individual leadership; organisational leadership; incentives; knowledge management; innovation.
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2004 Vol.1 No.4, pp.441 - 459
Published online: 17 Jan 2005 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article