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An investigation into the Learning Culture in Irish SMEs

Bezerra, Jessica (2019) An investigation into the Learning Culture in Irish SMEs. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Irish Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) represent 99.8% of all active enterprises in the Country. The aim of this study is to look at Irish SMEs from various sectors and uncover how such organizations support and use learning at all levels.

To Investigate, throughout the use of the structured questionnaire, “Dimensions of the Learning Organization Questionnaire” (DLOQ), the individual and the team’s perceptions about Learning in their organization and to analyse the perceptions related to the development of their capacity for learning.

To Identify if the Learning Culture is present in Irish SMEs and understand the main challenges they are facing when it comes to implementation of Learning strategies, perceived in literature as a strategic investment in human capital used to achieve better performance goals and generate competitive advantages. (Bhattacharya, 2014).

The use of this questionnaire will also help provide findings related to the strengths and areas for development towards Irish SMEs becoming learning organizations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Organisational Behaviour > Organisational Culture
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Organisational Behaviour > Organisational Learning
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small Business Sector
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 13:56
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 13:56
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3927

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