24 April 2008

Call for papers: Organizational Learning

Call for papers: Organizational Learning

A special issue of the International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise

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.

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
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

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