Murray, Peter A. and Chapman, Ross (2003) From continuous improvement to organisational learning: developmental theory. The Learning Organization: the International Journal of Knowledge and Organizational Learning Management, 10 (5). pp. 272-282. ISSN 0969-6474
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09696470310486629
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1108/09696470310486629
As a learning theory, the continuous improvement (CI) discourse has benefited countless manufacturing enterprises to improve and adapt their methods of production. As one of the pillars of total quality management, it has generally included a range of dynamic concepts from high involvement teamwork and production enablers, to other social and technical capabilities such as innovation techniques. Such methodologies have been promoted in the literature as potential manifestos that can transform existing capabilities from simple representations of capability, to dynamically integrated ones (often labelled 'full CI capacity'). The latter term in particular deserves more attention in the literature. Since CI techniques cannot be separated from organisational learning methodologies, it follows that CI methods should underpin holistic learning. This paper explores whether CI methodologies have advanced far enough to be considered as integrated and holistic in their own right. If not, it follows that new theories, challenges and discourses should be considered for exploration in the CI literature.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||continuous improvement; learning cycles|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified|
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|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology|
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