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The University; A Learning Organization?: An Illuminative Review Based on System Theory
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

There are voices in the research field suggesting that universities should become learning organisations in order to be more competitive and efficient. However, the proposal is mainly based on theoretical and normative discussions rather than on empirical research. Therefore, this study has explored and reviewed in what way a university organisation has organised its inner life and illuminate in what way its local organisation matches the characteristics of a constructed theoretical model of a learning organisation. The study has furthermore explored in what way the organisational characteristics interact with one another in order to find out whether they support or hinder organisational learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för utbildningsvetenskap , 2006.
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2006:23
Keyword [en]
higher education, university, academic institution, learning organisation, system theory, organisational culture, organisational structure
Keyword [sv]
högre utbildning, universitet, lärande organisation, systemteori, organisationskultur, organisationsstruktur
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-780ISBN: 91-7063-054-2OAI: diva2:6505
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2006-09-01, 9C 203, 9C, Karlstads universitet, 651 88 Karlstad, 13:00
Available from: 2007-04-17 Created: 2007-04-17

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