Moving from Organizational Learning to Learning Organization

6 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2011 Last revised: 18 Jun 2011

Date Written: March 27, 2011


As a solution for the prompt adaptation to an instable environment, organizational studies suggest promoting organizational learning and creating some organizations that are capable of learning (“learning organization”). But what does learning mean and how can it become an attribute of an economic entity?

In order to obtain an answer to this question a research had been developed. This aimed to identify the similarities and differences between organizational learning and learning organization. The goal had been achieved through a content analysis of the relevant literature.

In the end, we find out that the learning organization may be categorized as a useful illusion which emphasis the importance of promoting the organizational learning within the company.

Keywords: organizational learning, learning organization, single loop, double loop.

JEL Classification: D29, L29, M19

Suggested Citation

Leon, Ramona Diana, Moving from Organizational Learning to Learning Organization (March 27, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

Ramona Diana Leon (Contact Author)

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