Journal Name: Annals of Business Administrative Science: Vol.1, No.2 July 2002
Online ISSN: 1347-4456, Print ISSN: 1347-4464
The real relationship between organizational culture and organizational learning
Many recent efforts argue that organizational culture is the key of excellent organizational learning. This article discusses the "real" relationship between organizational culture and organizational learning. By analyzing questionnaire survey data, it was found that: (1) organizational culture merely had indirect influences over organizational learning, however, (2) there was a much more important factor in learning process, that is, a "Navigation Map in the organization." The Navigation Map forming is facilitated by the desirable organizational culture: especially the paradoxical culture which succeeds to be balanced between opposite features simultaneously.
Keyword: organizational learning, navigation map in the organization, paradoxical culture
Probing a 'prepared organization':
reading Takahiro Fujimoto's The evolution of a manufacturing system at Toyota, winner of the 2002 Japan Academy Prize
WI, J. H.
Takahiro Fujimoto's 1999 book, The Evolution of a Manufacturing System at Toyota, is surveyed and its contents introduced to commemorate the book having been awarded the prestigious Japan Academy Prize for 2002.
Keyword: capability building, organizational learning, system emergence
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