Learning is increasingly seen as crucial to the success of organisations but many studies of the subject offer very little empirical evidence to substantiate this. Based upon in-depth research, including over seventy interviews with managers and employees, Organisational Learning and Effectiveness is an original and comprehensive analysis of learning organisations. Contents include:
* detailed case studies of five major international companies: Coca-Cola and Schweppes Beverages, 3M, Siebe, Mayflower and Morgan Crucible
* the intellectual origins of organisational learning
* best practice in organisational learning
* the importance of leadership roles and skills
*a critical examination of the usefulness and relevance of organisational learning and effectiveness.
Integrating management theory and practice, this volume is an extremely valuable resource for all those with an interest in organisational behaviour and human resource development.