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International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise
International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise


Special Issue on: "Organizational Learning"

Special Issue Editor: Dr Ali K. Kamrani, University of Houston, USA

Organizational learning is an important strategy in the 21st century corporate climate. A company's competitive advantage depends on the level of learning and how efficiently it is done. Organizations are now forced to use different strategies to improve performance and to adapt to the 21st century global market. It is considered that the price of investing in organizational learning is high, but it has been proven that the price of using the old practices is much higher.

Organizational learning can be simply defined in terms of identifying and mapping best practice. This includes work routine identification, process mapping, standardizing processes, implementation of the best practices and finally re-engineering the process. Organizational learning means implementing effective steps for change. The core of corporate learning lies in the ability of the organization to continually improve its processes with every project and through lessons learned (e.g. hurricane evacuation). The goal of this special issue is to address and publish the latest articles on a variety of topics related to organizational learning.

Subject Coverage
Topics include but are not limited to:
  • How organizations learn
  • Effective learning
  • Competence building
  • Benchmarking methods
  • Performance measures
  • Knowledge managements
  • Lean organizations
  • Learning tools
  • Complex organizations
  • Change management
  • Project network structure (PNS)
  • Organizational strategy learning
  • Case studies and other related topics

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Abstract of proposed articles: 30 September, 2008

Full paper submission for the invited articles: 15 December, 2008

Notification of reviews: 1 February, 2009

Revised manuscript submission: 31 March, 2009

Notification of acceptance: 2 May, 2009

Final Paper: 30 May, 2009