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A study on learning organizations in Indian higher educational institutes

Saniya Chawla (Department of Management Studies; Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee; Roorkee; India.)
Usha Lenka (Department of Management Studies; Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee; Roorkee; India.)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Article publication date: 2 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to study the antecedents and consequences of learning organizations (LOs) in Indian higher educational institutes.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology used is survey-based. Primary data were collected from 300 faculty members of Indian higher educational institutes.

Findings

It was found that all the variables, i.e. resonant leadership (RL), knowledge management, intrapreneurship and total quality managt1ent, have a significant moderate impact on LO. It has also been found that LO results in strong employer branding.

Research limitations/implications

Discussions are performed and conclusions are drawn in the context of existing literature. The study bears implications for researchers to take on similar research in other contexts.

Practical implications

The study bears significant implications for faculty members working in higher educational institutes. It is suggested that RL should be used to contribute toward LOs in institutions. Moreover, this would make the institute emerge as a strong employer brand.

Originality/value

This paper identifies significant antecedents and consequences of LOs. It is a pioneering effort to use all these variables together as predictors of LO in Indian context.

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Citation

Chawla, S. and Lenka, U. (2015), "A study on learning organizations in Indian higher educational institutes", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 27 No. 2, pp. 142-161. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-07-2014-0052

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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