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date: 22 January 2020

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This chapter suggests some areas for further research on the learning organization. The suggestions, which in one way or another all are connected to the need for a discussion on what the learning organization actually means/how it is and should be defined, are presented under four sub-headings: “defining the learning organization,” “demarcating the learning organization,” “concretizing the learning organization through action research,” and “paradigm shift?” The chapter ends with a list of some less developed research suggestions. One of the most important research areas that is suggested in the chapter is figuring out whether there is reason to try to give the learning organization one definition that all could agree upon and accept, or whether it would be more reasonable to construct some kind of overview definition, which could include several somewhat different definitions and make these comparable.

Keywords: learning organization, research suggestions, definition, demarcation, action research, concretization, paradigms, paradigm shift, update, increased involvement

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