Organizational Learning in Asia

Issues and Challenges

Organizational Learning in Asia

Organizational Learning in Asia: Issues and Challenges addresses important and pressing questions on organizational learning in Asia in both domestic and foreign firms—those that have been forgotten in the mainstream literature or that remain unasked and unanswered. Three sets of questions are especially salient. First, how can firms operating in, or from, Asia detect, respect, recognize, and honor different cultural stances on suggestion-giving, knowledge sharing, and standardization while also challenging accepted wisdom, avoiding risks and mistakes, and voicing disagreement? Second, how can such firms facilitate local experimentation and innovation by providing a common knowledge platform in a non-totalitarian manner? Finally, how can such forums promote ‘reverse’ knowledge transfer from subsidiary to headquarters and across subsidiaries in different nations by avoiding ethnocentricity, cultivating local talent, and building a group of 'communities of practice' across cultural and status boundaries? Addresses important and pressing questions about organizational learning in Asia for both domestic and foreign firms Explores how such firms can facilitate local experimentation and innovation Promotes ‘reverse’ knowledge transfer from subsidiary, to headquarters, and across subsidiaries in different nations

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

The fully revised and updated version of this successful Handbook is welcomed by management scholars world-wide. By bringing together the latest approaches from the leading experts in organizational learning & knowledge management the volume provides a unique and valuable overview of current thinking about how organizations accumulate 'knowledge' and learn from experience. Key areas of update in the new edition are: Resource based view of the firm Capability management Global management Organizational culture Mergers & acquisitions Strategic management Leadership

Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia

Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia

Globalization has changed business the world over. Financial crises in the West and parts of Asia have triggered a search for new models and ways of doing business. South Asia offers a novel perspective on these issues, both from an intra-Asia and international standpoint. Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia is an edited collection focussing on analysis and review of contemporary business practices in South Asia. This title shows the importance of South Asia to business and management research, and the practice of business, highlighting the role of extensive learning in addressing the slew of challenges presented by globalization. An introduction by the editors highlights socio-economic aspects of South Asia to establish its relevance in the global economy. Six chapters then cover: gender issues, diaspora as catalysts of knowledge flows, anatomy of corruption, evolving nature of management and culture; corporate social responsibility perspectives, and the growth of frugal innovation practice in South Asia. Captures a balanced view of how organizations and leaders are coping with the pressures of globalization Identifies both challenges and notable practices facing organizations Provides a useful template for companies managing change within South Asia and other emerging economies

Humanitarian Logistics in Asia-Pacific

Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives

Humanitarian Logistics in Asia-Pacific


Public Policy in Asia

Implications for Business and Government

Public Policy in Asia

Experts in Asian economics, public management, law, and the physical and political sciences explore critical issues that will have a major role in a broad policy debate looming in the near future, one in which decision makers in the world's public sector will have stakes of great importance.

Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia

Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia

This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of landsystems vulnerability assessment in Asia - fundamental to theunderstanding of the link between global change, environmentalsustainability and human wellbeing. The extent and intensity ofhuman interactions with the environment have increasedspectacularly since the Industrial Revolution. Thus, the globalchange research community and development practitionersincreasingly recognize the need to address the adverse consequencesof changes taking place in the structure and function of thebiosphere and the implications for society. With a focus onAsia, this book provides an overview of the vulnerability of landsystems and the subsequent multiple stressors in this region. Thebook offers a discussion surrounding the potential causal processesthat affect land systems vulnerability and our capacity to copewith different perturbations. It also identifies factors that helpto integrate vulnerability assessment into policy anddecision-making. • Addresses the complex issues arising fromhuman–environment interactions that cannot be satisfactorilydealt with by core disciplinary methods alone. • Key coverage of a variety of topics from thevulnerability of smallholder agriculture and urban systems to theimpact of socioeconomic processes at the sub-regional level. • Coverage of the causal processes that affect landsystems vulnerability and capacity to cope with differentperturbations are documented. • Focus on integrating vulnerability assessment intopolicies and decision-making • Includes contributions from leading academics in thefield.

Tacit Knowledge in Organizational Learning

Tacit Knowledge in Organizational Learning

Understanding the complexity of tactic knowledge has become increasingly important to the enhancement of organizational flow. Tacit Knowledge in Organizational Learning aims to advocate the need for ?human factor? consideration from a (tactic) knowledge capital point of view. Tacit Knowledge in Organizational Learning offers academians and practitioners an illustration of the importance of tacit knowledge to an organization, presenting a means to measure and track tacit knowledge in individuals and recommendations on firm attributes and their ideal utilization of the tacit knowledge resource.

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge

In an era of far-reaching changes, organizational learning and knowledge creation are high on the agenda of social scientists, managers, and consultants worldwide as they seek to adapt to new environments. The Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge provides a comprehensive overviewof how the concept of organizational learning emerged, how it has been used and debated, and where it may be going. It summarizes the state of the art and provides a full account of the diverse approaches, themes, issues, and debates of the field. The handbook unites a distinguished team of international authors, who examine both the central themes and key emerging issues. The coverage extends beyond the American tradition to include the experiences of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The book opens with chapters drawing insights fromvarious social science approaches. The following sections examine fundamental issues concerning the external triggers, factors and conditions, agents, and processes of organizational learning. Subsequent chapters review the subject within a global context, looking in particular at processes ofinterorganizational learning and knowledge transfer. The next sections examine the development of learning practices and provide case studies to illustrate organizational learning and knowledge creation. The book concludes with an analysis of the state of the art and an agenda for the future.This handbook will be an invaluable reference tool for scholars and students in the social sciences, as well as for professional involved in organizational development, learning, and change.

Innovation and Learning Experiences in Rapidly Developing East Asia

Innovation and Learning Experiences in Rapidly Developing East Asia

Technology and technical change is sector- and industry-specific, embedded by locational institutions and organizations, and integrated in global networks. It is non-linear in its emergence and movement, and subsumed in the nature of micro, meso and macro interactions. Using evolutionary theory and its methodological complement of inductive research, this collection showcases selected examples of innovation and learning experience in the rapidly evolving developing economies of East Asia. Consistent with evolutionary postulations of technology and technical change, this volume provides a range of empirically rich articles that elucidate innovation and learning experiences in East Asia. The case studies range from the dramatic movement of button manufacturing in China, to the globe’s technology frontier, to the rapidly expanding but without tangible technological catch-up of garment manufacturing in the least developed country of Laos. The rich selection of industry-based national case studies provides a comprehensive account of technological catch-up experiences that will be very useful for both scholars and policy makers. This book was originally published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.

The Dynamics of Local Learning in Global Value Chains

Experiences from East Asia

The Dynamics of Local Learning in Global Value Chains

This book investigates the process and mechanism of the capability development of East Asian local manufacturers, which has underpinned their phenomenal rise in the world's competitive landscape of industrial production during the last few decades.