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date: 22 January 2020

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This chapter suggests there is a need to develop a contingency model containing differentiated standards of the learning organization, fit for organization in different generalized contexts (such as a certain industry, sector, national culture, or religion). It is suggested that such differentiated standards would help those who have a real aim to implement the learning organization in practice. It would also make it more difficult for those who “misuse” the learning organization concept, by simply claiming that their organization is a learning organization without having taken any measures for it to actually become one. The chapter argues why it is important to develop a contingency model of differentiated standards, presents some previous studies that could contribute to such a contingency model, and suggests how further studies that could contribute with knowledge to such a contingency model could be conducted.

Keywords: learning organization, contextualize, adaptation, universal, differentiated standards, industries, national cultures, religions

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