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High Performance Work Systems as an Enabling Structure for Self-organized Learning Processes

Author(s): Thomas Wallner | Martin Menrad

Journal: International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC)
ISSN 1867-5565

Volume: 5;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 32;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: High Performance Work Systems | knowledge management | self-organization | sharing expertise | team work

High Performance Work Systems (HPWSs) as a new way of organizing work in general and of production work in particular provide an environment, where self-organized learning processes are enabled and fostered. In an extensive research project in 2 major Austrian manufacturing companies we currently investigate the applicability and the effects of HPWS including issues of learning and knowledge management. In this contribution we present the results of the first phase of this project discussing early empirical findings of an exploratory nature.
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