Title: Organisational learning styles and organisational values in the ceramic tile sector

Authors: Ricardo Chiva, Joaquin Alegre

Addresses: Universitat Jaume I, Campus del Riu Sec, 12071 Castellon, Spain. ' Universitat Jaume I, Campus del Riu Sec, 12071 Castellon, Spain

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse the relationship between organisational learning styles and organisational values in the Spanish ceramic tile sector. We examine this relationship through a comparative case study within this sector in Spain. The main findings of the study are: (1) Organisations that stress the importance of both adaptive and innovative learning (exploration and exploitation) and of collective learning are flexible, open to change and emphasise human resource management. (2) Organisations that stress solely the importance of adaptive learning (exploitation) are, on the whole, not participative and do not emphasise human resource management.

Keywords: ceramic tile sector; organisational learning; organisational values; Spain; adaptive learning; innovative learning; human resource management; HRM; learning organisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2005.008000

International Journal of Learning and Change, 2005 Vol.1 No.1, pp.96 - 109

Published online: 24 Oct 2005 *

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