Title: Conditioning factors for learning-oriented organisations

Authors: Clandia Maffini Gomes; Isak Kruglianskas; Maria Aparecida Gouvêa; Lúcia Rejane Da Rosa Gama Madruga; Vítor Francisco Schuch Jr.

Addresses: Departamento de Ciências Administrativas, Santa Maria Federal University, Floriano Peixoto, 1184, Santa Maria – RS 97015700, Brazil ' Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade, São Paulo University, Luciano Gualberto, 908, São Paulo – SP 05508, Brazil ' Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade, São Paulo University, Luciano Gualberto, 908, São Paulo – SP 05508, Brazil ' Departamento de Ciências Administrativas, Santa Maria Federal University, Floriano Peixoto, 1184, Santa Maria – RS 97015700, Brazil ' Departamento de Ciências Administrativas, Santa Maria Federal University, Floriano Peixoto, 1184, Santa Maria – RS 97015700, Brazil

Abstract: The main objective of this article is to check for the occurrence of management practices that favour knowledge development in the Brazilian organisations that are taking part in the Gaucho quality and productivity programme. The research included both a quantitative and a qualitative phase. Analysis of the organisational characteristics revealed that generally speaking the organisations we researched are learning-oriented and that the factors of vision, planning and information are the main determinants. The management practices found in the organisations were evidence of an environment and an infrastructure favourable to learning; in addition, these companies had people who were capable of developing their activities in a satisfactory manner.

Keywords: organisational learning; knowledge development; knowledge management; strategic learning; change management; organisational change; quality; productivity; Brazil.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2015.069631

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2015 Vol.17 No.4, pp.453 - 469

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 27 Apr 2015 *

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