A2 Review article, literature review, systematic review

Organisational learning, learning organisation, and learning orientation: An integrative review and framework

Publication Details
Authors: Alerasoul Sayed Alireza, Afeltra Giovanna, Hakala Henri, Minelli Eliana, Strozzi Fernanda
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Related journal or series: Human Resource Management Review
ISSN: 1053-4822
eISSN: 1873-7889
JUFO level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Organisational Learning (OL) is essential for the survival of an
organisation and has led to a significant amount of conceptual and
empirical studies. However, no attempt has yet been made to track the
overall evolution of OL literature along with the inter-related concepts
of learning organisation and organisational learning orientation.
Therefore, the present study attempts to fill this gap and track the
interdisciplinary flow of knowledge by applying a structural methodology
called Systematic Literature Network Analysis (SLNA). The results
reveal four main areas of investigation within the field: i) the
fundamentals of OL; ii) OL in relation to managerial and economic
variables; iii) management of learning organisation; iv) learning
orientation in relation to managerial and economic variables.
Furthermore, this review contributes by arranging the findings into a
theoretical framework which is termed organisational learning chain.
Based on the co-analysis of main themes and key concepts detected, the
framework integrates and highlights the factors that influence learning
performance in and by organisations. Finally, several further research
avenues are discussed, and the benefits of the applied review
methodology are highlighted.

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