Organizational Learning as a Social Process Chapter uri icon


  • This chapter discusses about application of social capital and network approach to organizational learning research and practice. The shift of organizational learning perspective from a technical or system-structural perspective to a social or interpretative perspective highlights that organizational learning process is socially embedded and is based on social interaction/relationships. Social capital and network theories provides a conceptual framework to explain how organizational learning takes place as well as identifies social and network factors influencing organizational learning. Thus, the chapter provides implications for establishing a conceptual and methodological framework to describe and evaluate an organizational learning process by extensively reviewing the recent organizational learning research adopting social capital and network approach.

author list (cited authors)

  • You, J., Kim, J., & Miller, S. M.

complete list of authors

  • You, Jieun||Kim, Junghwan||Miller, Sarah M

Book Title

  • Handbook of Research on Human Factors in Contemporary Workforce Development

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM