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Cheng, E W L, Li, H, Love, P and Irani, Z (2004) A learning culture for strategic partnering in construction. Construction Innovation, 4(01), 53–65.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Construction; Culture; Learning; Partnering; Supply chain
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1471-4175
  • URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/14714170410815006
  • Abstract:
    This paper highlights the importance of creating a learning culture for strategic partnering in construction. Theories of organizational learning and strategic partnering are interpolated to identify the related attributes that help to relate and intertwine the two concepts. With the emergence of a learning culture, organizations are able to undergo the transition from no organizational learning to integrated organizational learning, which in turn reinforces the embedded culture. Since learning from experience, continuous improvement and a learning climate are pre-conditions for a learning culture, three models are presented respectively in dealing with issues relating to these conditions. These models help to attain strategic partnering. Record 83.