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dc.contributor.supervisorLinden, Rick (Sociology)en_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Carly
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-30T17:36:19Z
dc.date.available2012-03-30T17:36:19Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/5222
dc.description.abstractFew empirical studies have examined the relationship between learning organization dimensions and public sector performance. While others have argued that public organizations are important contexts to for the study of organizational learning, learning in public sector and government organizations has not been given the empirical attention that private sector learning has. The goal of this study is to assess to what degree a government bureaucracy can learn and to examine whether a relationship exists between learning (predictor variables) and performance (criterion variables) in a government organization. To evaluate this, the government department of Family Services and Consumer Affairs within the province of Manitoba, Canada was used as a case study. All non-political staff in the Department were invited to complete an online version of an adapted version of the Dimensions of the Learning Organization Questionnaire (DLOQ). The current study addresses several gaps in the literature. This study found that a relationship indeed exists between organizational learning and performance in a Canadian public sector context. Second, a fourth variable of performance (goal performance) was added to assess the relationship between organizational learning and an organization’s stated goals. Dimensions of the learning organization were found to be predictive of goal performance. Third and finally, this study offers recommendations on if and how a public sector organization can move from a bureaucracy, with its hierarchical authority and rules and order, to a learnaucracy, based on individual empowerment and a culture of reflexivity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectlearning organizationen_US
dc.subjectorganizational learningen_US
dc.subjectgovernmenten_US
dc.subjectManitobaen_US
dc.subjectpublic sectoren_US
dc.subjectorganizational performanceen_US
dc.subjectmanagementen_US
dc.titleGovernment as learnaucracy? Learning and performance in a Canadian public sector organizationen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeEdgerton, Jason (Sociology) Watkins, Karen (University of Georgia)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2012en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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