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Leadership and organizational learning culture: a systematic literature review

Lei Xie (Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA)

European Journal of Training and Development

ISSN: 2046-9012

Article publication date: 28 December 2018

Issue publication date: 20 February 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to investigate how the relationship between leadership and organizational learning culture (OLC)/learning organization (LO)/organizational learning (OL) is measured in the literature.

Design/methodology/approach

This systematic literature review analyzes published peer-reviewed English articles that examine the relationship between leadership and OLC/LO/OL empirically. A total of 58 articles has been found in 42 journals.

Findings

This paper provides a holistic view of the types of leaderships that have been connected with OLC/LO/OL in various countries and industries. Research methods from the literature are also examined.

Originality/value

It is among the first studies to review the literature about the connection between leadership and OLC/LO/OL. This review offers constructive future research directions.

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Citation

Xie, L. (2019), "Leadership and organizational learning culture: a systematic literature review", European Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 43 No. 1/2, pp. 76-104. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-06-2018-0056

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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