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Organizational Learning Culture, Innovative Culture and Innovations in South Korean Firms March 23, 2010

Posted by Miha Škerlavaj in innovation, journal, organizational culture, organizational learning.
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Together with my two South Korean coleagues we have just published on-line a new journal article in Expert Systems with Applications, which is a No.1 cited journal in the SSCI category of Management science and operations research in the year 2009:

Škerlavaj, M., Song, J.H., Lee, Y. (In Press): Organizational Learning Culture, Innovative Culture and Innovations in South Korean Firms. Expert Systems with Applications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2010.02.080

Here is the abstract:

The aim of this paper is to present and test a model of innovativeness improvement based on the impact of organizational learning culture. The concept of organizational learning culture (OLC) is presented and defined as a set of norms and values about the functioning of an organization. They should support systematic, in-depth approaches aimed at achieving higher-level organizational learning. The elements of an organizational learning process that we use are information acquisition, information interpretation, and behavioral and cognitive changes. Within the competing values framework OLC covers some aspects of all four different types of cultures: group, developmental, hierarchical, and rational. Constructs comprising innovativeness are innovative culture and innovations, which are made of technical (product and service) and administrative (process) innovations. We use data from 201 Korean companies employing more than 50 people. The impact of OLC on innovations empirically tested via structural equation modeling (SEM). The results show that OLC has a very strong positive direct effect on innovations as well as moderate positive indirect impact via innovative culture.

Expert Systems with Applications. Journal Citation Report, Impact Factor 2008: 2.596, 1/64 operations research & management science; 17/94 computer science, artificial intelligence; 33/229 engineering, electrical & electronic.

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Global HR Forum 2009 November 9, 2009

Posted by Miha Škerlavaj in change management, conferences, innovation, invited lectures, organizational culture, organizational learning.
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Just came back from a marvellous event called Global HR Forum 2009, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea (Nov 3 – Nov 5 2009) where I was invited to give a speech on the role of learning -oriented and innovative culture as a tool for managing change. I have to say that I was amazed by impecable organization and genuine warmth of our Korean hosts. In addition to this, the largest award for every speaker is to experience such a true eagerness to learn as I have from the large audience of Korean CEOs, HR professionals, policy makers and consultants. There were also a plethora of excellent talks from great practitioneers, scholars, consultants and global decision makers. Everybody is kindly invited to have a look at the Global HR Forum You Tube Channel, where all the talks will be made available in few weeks time.

Invitation to EURAM2009 – Knowledge renewal in social networks November 23, 2008

Posted by Miha Škerlavaj in conferences, learning networks.
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We would like to invite you to the annual EURAM conference – Track “Knowledge renewal in social networks“. The focus of the track is the renewal of knowledge, hence learning and knowledge transfer,  in social networks. We aim to develop insights into (i) how knowledge behaves in networks, (ii) how it is refined and (iii) how it is reconfigured. The deadline for submissions is December 5 2008. Call for papers is available here.

Juani Swart, University of Bath, UK
John Powell, University of Cardiff, UK
Robert Kaše, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Miha Škerlavaj, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

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World Summit on the Knowledge Society August 18, 2008

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A most interesting conference on knowledge and learning is approaching fast: World Summit on the Knowledge Society, Athens, Greece, September 24.-28.  I am proud to be a member of its’ scientific committee  and also a reviewer.

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