Conference Special Issue

In conjunction with the OLKC conference, The Learning Organization (TLO) journal will publish a special issue that includes papers submitted to and presented at the conference, connecting to the main theme of the conference – Learning to Make a Difference, which contribute to our understanding of organizational learning and/or learning organizations. In cooperation with the TLO’s associate editor, Nhien Nguyen, George Huber, Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, will serve as Editor of the special issue. For the special issue, TLO will consider works that focus on individual decision makers or learners or groups of these entities, but to be accepted for the special issue works must explicitly connect to organizational learning and/or learning organizations. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the conference will receive an invitation to submit to this special issue in their letter of acceptance. All submitted papers should follow TLO’s author guidelines, which can be found here.

Professor George Huber

George P. Huber is the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Regents Chair Emeritus in Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin and is a Research Fellow at the University of Texas Institute for Innovation, Creativity, & Capital. His research focuses on organizational learning and change and on managerial, group, and organizational decision making. Dr. Huber is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and of the Decision Sciences Institute and is a charter member of the Academy of Management Journals Hall of Fame. His pioneering article, The Nature and Design of Post-Industrial Organizations, was awarded First Prize in an International Prize Competition sponsored by The Institute of Management Sciences in 1983. His co-authored article, Fit, Equifinality, and Organizational Effectiveness was selected as the Best Article of the Year in the Academy of Management Journal for 1993. In 1993, his co-edited book, Organizational Change and Redesign: Ideas and Insights for Improving Performance, was published by Oxford University Press, and in 1995 his co-edited book, Longitudinal Field Research Methods: Studying Processes of Organizational Change, was published by Sage Publications. Sage Publications published his most recent book, The Necessary Nature of Future Firms: Attributes of Survivors in a Changing World, in 2004. Dr. Huber received his BSME and MSIE degrees from the University of Missouri and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He has held full time positions with the Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company, the Procter and Gamble Manufacturing Company, the U.S. Department of Labor, and Execucom Systems Corporation, and has served as a consultant to many corporations and public agencies. Professor Huber has held full time faculty appointments at the Universities of Wisconsin, California, and Texas, and he has served as Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate Schools of Business at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Texas.

Dr. Nhien Nguyen

Nhien Nguyen is the Associate Editor of The Learning Organization journal (Emerald). She is a senior researcher at Nordland Research Institute, Bodø, Norway. Nhien Nguyen holds a PhD degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), program of Innovation Management and Strategy; and an MBA degree from Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul, South Korea) in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management (Cambridge, USA). She is also a member of the Norwegian Research School in Innovation (NORSI), a visiting fellow of Stanford University (SCANCOR program), MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA program), and cross-registrant with Harvard Business School when she was visiting MIT Sloan. Her varied work experience includes positions as a sales and marketing specialist at Samsung Electronics (South Korea) and as a teaching assistant and a research fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management. She has been involved in several research projects focusing on innovation strategies, both at the organizational level and the national/regional policy level. At Nordland Research Institute, she has been involved extensively in EU Ambassador project, especially Horizon2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Her research focuses are innovation management and strategy, organizational learning, learning organization, smart specialisation strategy (S3), responsible research and innovation (RRI), co-creation. 

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