ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING MECHANISMS IN SOHAR UNIVERSITY

  • Noura Al Jahwari Faculty, Sohar University
  • M. Firdouse Rahman Khan Faculty, Sohar University
Keywords: Organizational learning in University, Sohar University, Stages of Organization Learning, Innovation and implementation, Stabilization, Decision making.

Abstract

Purpose

The objective of the study is to critically examine the mechanisms of organizational learning in Sohar University and to identify the relationship between stages of organizational learning and mechanisms of organizational learning and to examine the effectiveness and the nurturance of the pedagogical practices.

Design/methodology/approach

The study was conducted with 76 employees from all the departments of Sohar University, who were selected on a simple random sampling basis and were contacted through a well-defined questionnaire. 

Findings

The study reveals that the employees of Sohar University are encouraged to attend external programs and seminars on new developments have been organized and the university prepares detailed plans reflecting contingency approaches. The study also confirmed that there is no relationship between demographic factors (Gender, age, qualification and teaching experience) and the Organizational learning. The study also reveals that there is an association between the Innovations, Implementation and Organization learning.

Practical Implications

The study has thrown light on the organizational learning process, which is the key driver in innovating, implementing and stabilizing.

Research limitations

The study was restricted to the academic staff from all the faculties of Sohar University. Many of them did not understand the concept. So the researcher has to explain them in detail before furnishing the detailed questionnaire.

Social Implications

The study can be extended to other colleges and universities in Oman so that the accuracy of the tools and techniques of organizational learning can be ascertained. This will induce high transmission goals to equip and uplift the participants in a positive and creative contribution.

Originality/value

Only a very few have examined the impact of Organization Learning in the Universities of Oman, and it is a first-hand study of its kind. 

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Published
2016-11-10
How to Cite
Jahwari, N. A., & Khan, M. F. (2016). ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING MECHANISMS IN SOHAR UNIVERSITY. Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews, 4(2), 76-87. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.18510/hssr.2016.423
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Original Research