The Role of Knowledge Management within Learning Organizations: A Comparative Study

By Ana Martins, Orlando Petiz Pereira and Isabel Martins.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Change and its role, is evermore increasingly important in organizations. Change therefore, demands new knowledge, new ways of being and new forms of strategic action. For this reason, organizations have to rethink their organizational culture as the latter creates the foundations for continuous learning. In this way, the concept of Organizational learning emerges. This cannot be identified with the low rhythm of human production. Thus, the Learning Organization must motivate the culture, its usage, its diffusion and wherever possible, produce knowledge, the very cornerstone of its competitiveness. Due to the importance of this issue, this paper endeavours to analyse the situation in Cape Verdean - Portuguese companies and their awareness of the issues underlying this analysis.

Keywords: Explicit and Tacit Knowledge, Learning Organization, Competitiveness

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 11, pp.83-94. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 611.436KB).

Ana Martins

Senior Lecturer, Leadership. Learning and Management Department., University of Glamorgan, Treforest, Wales, UK

My current research is centred on Work-Life Balance, Leadership through Emotions and Organizational Ethics, Entrepreneurship and the need for a HRM department in SMEs as well as Knowledge Management, Learning Organizations and change. I am a reviewer for various conferences, namely: Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, USA. 2006, 6th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, 11-14 July, 2006, Prato, Italy; 4th and 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, June 2004, 2005. My interests include, being an audiophile, playing chess, gardening, painting, cooking and baking, cycling, visiting museums, reading, travelling.

Dr. Orlando Petiz Pereira

Portugal

Dr. Isabel Martins

Adjunct Rector, Professor in Management Department; Academic Coordinator of Management Degrees Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, University Jean Piaget of Cape Verde, Mindelo, Cape Verde

My current fields of interest and research are Human Resources Management, Organisational Behaviour, entrepreneurship, educational development and the Learning Organization. Reviewer for several conferences.

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