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A Research on the application of learning organization in the Sri Lankan apparel industry

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dc.contributor.author Weerakkody, NM
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-24T11:54:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-24T11:54:35Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/861
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Department of Management of Technology for the MBA in Management of Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract As a step toward gammg a better understanding of the construct of the learning organization, this study was designed to validate and to check the reliability an instrument measuring learning organization's dimensions in Sri Lankan apparel industry context.The textile and apparel sector is one of the most significant and dynamic contributors to Sri Lanka's overall economy. The industry has grown over the years to become the primary export earner and the largest single employer of the manufacturing industry. Subsequent to Multi Fiber Agreement, global competition has brought immense changes to all enterprises in Sri Lankan apparel industry. As a result learning has become a popular topic. Advances in technology have made the already challenging competition more severe. Based on the theoretical framework propBased on the theoretical framework proposed by Watkins and Marsick ( 1993, 1996, 1997), this paper identifies the applicability in seven of the Dimensions of Learning Organization Questionnaire (DLOQ) in Sri Lankan apparel industry context. The study investigates the construct validity of the instrument by examining the number of dimensions thought to explain the interrelations among items included in the instrument, and by examining the relationship between learning characteristics of organizations measured on the instrument and organizational out come variables such as financial, knowledge and team success variables.Despite the controversial nature of the learning organization concept, few empirical studies have examined the relationship between the learning organization concept and firm performance. An exploratory study was conducted using the DLOQ along with objective measures of finn financial perforn1ancc, Knowledge perfonnance and team success to assess this association. Findings suggest positive associations between the learning organization concept and finn performance.
dc.format.extent vii, 124p. : ill. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject APPAREL INDUSTRY-SRI LANKA
dc.subject BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
dc.title A Research on the application of learning organization in the Sri Lankan apparel industry
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MBA en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management of Technology en_US
dc.date.accept 2006-10
dc.identifier.accno 87877 en_US


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