Organisational learning and sustainability

Benkó Aliz (2022) Organisational learning and sustainability. In: Shape the future together! - IV. BBS International Sustainability Student Conference Proceeding (PDF) Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem. Budapest Business School, Budapest, pp. 36-47. ISBN 978-615-6342-21-8 (Submitted)

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Objectives: Finding a connection between organisational learning, learning organisations and interorganisational learning. Presentation of the inter-organisational learning model. I investigated the extent to which the factor of sustainable development is present in the healthcare markets of 4 European countries where procurement takes place through central tenders. With this in mind, I have realised what results effective inter-organisational learning may bring in terms of sustainability. Methodology: Targeted analysis and processing of 3 literature reviews in terms of theoretical background to find common ground between organisational learning, learning organisations and interorganisational learning. Content analysis of the tender documentation of the 4 selected countries with a regard to sustainability criteria. Among companies operating in the healthcare sector. Findings: Definitions of organisational learning most often include statements about the following key concepts: action and behaviour, learning and knowledge. In the definitions of learning organisations, the following 5 broad areas can be identified where researchers perform the definition of the concept: Learning, Organisational Structure, Shared Vision, Knowledge Management, Strategy, which means that learning and knowledge management are common. The elements of behaviour and learning return in the model of sustainable inter-organisational learning, with the addition that effective inter-organisational cooperation is subject to the existence of trust between the cooperating parties. Research/practical implications: I conducted a content analysis in the EU countries where healthcare procurement is carried out through tenders. I searched for the requirements and criteria for sustainability in the invitations to tender and also determined their proportion in the tender as a whole. In each of the countries examined, this constituted no more than 5-6%. Originality/value: The research draws attention to the need for trust in inter-organisational sustainability learning. The research identifies as a further research direction the health sector as one of the most dynamically developing sectors for the implementation of inter-organisational sustainability learning.

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Benkó Aliz
Uncontrolled Keywords: organisational learning, sustainable development, knowledge sharing, inter-organisational sustainability learning
Depositing User: Kovács Zsolt
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Date Deposited: 2022. Mar. 29. 15:27
Last Modified: 2022. Apr. 07. 11:42

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