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The Learning Organization is an international journal devoted to learning organizations and all the factors and outcomes that contribute to them, such as individual, team, and organizational learning, learning disciplines, organizational ambidexterity, knowledge management, learning culture, organization, leadership, human resource management, etc., in for-profit and non-profit organizations. It is the only journal devoted exclusively to promoting ongoing debate, discussion, and analysis about learning and knowledge creation at all levels and in all contexts. The debate stimulated by the journal is intended to identify new opportunities and perspectives in this dynamic area of research and to stimulate further progress. Authors are asked to follow the guidelines for authors when submitting papers to The Learning Organization journal. 

ISSN: 0969-6474
eISSN: 0969-6474

Aims and scope

The goal of The Learning Organization journal is to contribute to high-quality, theoretically sound, and evidence-based research focused on learning organisations and their intended outcomes, especially organisational learning, in both for-profit and non-profit organisations. The journal provides a platform for sharing new insights and identifying current challenges in the field of learning organisations and organisational learning. Readers are kept abreast of new thinking, trends, challenges, and developments in the field of learning organisations and organisational learning.

The journal welcomes conceptual contributions that propose new relationships and develop hypotheses among elements related to learning organisations and organisational learning; empirical research based on quantitative and qualitative research methods that tests data; literature reviews that critically analyse previous theoretical and empirical findings; case studies that describe actions or interventions in organisations related to learning and knowledge management; and viewpoints in which authors discuss specific issues and challenges and express their personal opinions. The Learning Organization also publishes book reviews and implications for practitioners that summarise academic debates for practitioners to show them that academic work has practical value.

Authors are strongly encouraged to follow the author guidelines before submitting their work to TLO. Research papers should make a strong theoretical contribution to the field of learning organisations and organisational learning. Authors should ensure that their work:

  • Falls within the journal's topic area
  • Contains an informative and clearly structured abstract
  • Provides a strong theoretical background
  • Includes a clear explanation of the research context, sample, and methodology
  • Contains a clear analysis, presentation, and interpretation of the results
  • Identifies the contribution to theory
  • States the limitations of the research and the implications of the findings
  • Follows the APA 7 referencing style.

Coverage includes, but is not limited to:

  • Individual learning, team learning, learning disciplines
  • Action learning, experiential learning, vicarious learning, transformational learning, entrepreneurial learning
  • Learning-forgetting-unlearning-relearning dynamics
  • Learning orientation as a business orientation
  • Learning organisations from a systems perspective
  • Learning organisations as agile and adaptive systems
  • Learning alliances and ecosystems
  • Organisational learning as a contribution to organisational development and transformation
  • Measuring learning organisations and organisational learning
  • Organisational learning outcomes related to innovation and organisational transformation and development
  • Organisational learning and business growth
  • Resource allocation capabilities in learning organisations
  • Barriers to learning organisations/organisational learning
  • Factors contributing to learning organisations/organisational learning
  • Learning organisations and organisational learning in different industries, sectors, and contexts
  • Learning organisations and the value creation process
  • Human resource management in learning organisations
  • Leadership, learning culture and climate, and social capital in learning organisations
  • Distribution of power in learning organisations
  • Knowledge management in learning organisations
  • Learning and knowledge boundary crossing
  • Learning organisations and partnership management
  • Inclusion, equality and diversity in learning organisations
  • Emotional capital in learning organisations
  • Crisis management and learning organisations
  • Conflict management in learning organisations
  • Cultural differences in the development of learning organisations
  • Learning organisations as authentic organisations
  • Learning organisation and spiritual practices
  • Sustainability and viability of learning organisations
  • Stakeholder approach and learning organisations
  • Performance of learning organisations from the perspective of ethics and social responsibility
  • Management information and decision-making systems and their impact on organisational learning
  • Learning organisations in the fourth industrial revolution
  • Interdisciplinary research related to learning organisations and organisational learning

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