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Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2000 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
Organizational learning in Knowledge companies (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: For the knowledge company the employees’ competencies and knowledge are important assets. According to this, there has been a lot discussion about how to best take advantage of the employees’ knowledge and create organizational learning. This organizational learning can be difficult to create due to the individuals’ own goals and the fast changes in today’s society.

Purpose: “To define how factors such as time pressure, individualism and increased mobility on the future labour market will influence the knowledge companies and affect the organizational learning. We will also studyif mentoring in the future is a possible way to accomplish organizational learning.”

Delimitations: We have only investigated how the organizational learning will be affected by increased time pressure, individualism and mobility. We have also looked at organized, company internal, mentoring. Realization and

Results: We have conducted interviews at three different knowledge companies, where one of them has an organized, internal mentoring programme. We have also used three prognoses of future trends and compared these with the answers from the interviewees. From this we found that increased individualism and increased mobility can affect the organizational learning in both a negative and positive way. Increased time pressure is the most critical factor to create an organisational learning in knowledge companies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2000. , 154 p.
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats från Ekonomprogrammet), 2000:44
Keyword [en]
Business and economics, Trends, organizational learning, knowledge, competencies, mentoring, Hellqvist
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-748OAI: diva2:22485
Available from: 2000-12-05 Created: 2000-12-05

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