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Developing and validating a scale for measuring the characteristics of learning organization

Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2019    |    PP. 18-39    |PDF (534 K)|    Pub. Date: March 24, 2019
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Hamid Reza Qasemi, Assistant Professor of Public Administration Department, Faculty of Management, Islamic Azad University, Arak Branch, Arak, Iran

In today's world, a new form of organization that is known as learning organization is being developed to maintain competitive advantage in quick confrontation of challenges. In these organizations, emphasis will be placed on processes such as team building, learning, strategies to meet future challenges, reduction of middle management levels, and application of learning processes such as Benchmarking and experimentation. The present study is an attempt to construct and validate a scale to measure the characteristics of learning organization. To this end, first a comprehensive review of literature was performed to identify the variables of each section and design the conceptual framework of the research. After designing the framework and collecting the required data through a questionnaire, the impact of each learning organization characteristic, including human resource characteristics, leadership characteristics, mission / strategy characteristics, organizational culture characteristics, organizational learning and organizational design characteristics, on learning organization assessment was investigated. The statistical population of this research consisted of 89 managers and directors of Iranian Aluminum Company. Data analysis was performed through partial least squares method by means of the Smart PLS software. The findings of this study indicate that all characteristics extracted from previous research and articles could also be recognized and accepted as characteristics of learning organizations at IRALCO. Finally, according to the results, a scale and predictive model was introduced as a bench mark for measuring the characteristics of learning organization at IRALCO.

learning organization, leadership, organizational culture, strategy, human resources characteristics

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Hamid Reza Qasemi, Developing and validating a scale for measuring the characteristics of learning organization, SCIREA Journal of Management. Vol. 3 , No. 1 , 2019 , pp. 18 - 39 .


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