An Investigation of the Characteristics of Learning Organizations in Turkish Companies: Scale Validation


Yaslioglu M. M. , Şap O., Toplu D.

10th International Strategic Management Conference, Rome, İtalya, 19 - 21 Haziran 2014, cilt.150, ss.726-734 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 150
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.09.037
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Rome
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İtalya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.726-734

Özet

In this study it was aimed to identify the characteristics of learning organizations and testing the learning organization scale in Turkish companies. The questionnaire was applied to 48 managers and 426 employees in 11 companies, operating in outsourcing for call center industry. The reliability and validity of the "Organizational Learning" scales developed by Mets and Torokoff (2007), which were based on Senge's five disciplines, in order to determine the characteristics of the learning organizations was investigated for Turkish study population within the scope of this study. According to study findings, it can be stated that aforementioned scale is a powerful tool that can be used to measure organizational learning with its high reliability and validity, specifically for Turkish respondents. The reliability and validity of the "Organizational Learning" scales developed by Mets and Torokoff (2007), which were based on Senge's five learning disciplines and Mets' three-dimensional learning model, for the Estonian enterprises, were investigated for Turkish study population within the scope of the study and results indicate that this scale is considered valid and reliable for Turkish use.