Quality & Quantity

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 1305–1320 | Cite as

Learning organization at higher education institutions in the EU: proposal for implementing philosophy of learning organization—results from research

  • Helena Čierna
  • Erika SujováEmail author
  • Patrycja Hąbek
  • Elena Horská
  • Zuzana Kapsdorferová


For an organization to develop, to improve, and to innovate in this information age, it requires a management system that will maximize use of human potential that it has at its disposal and it develops by establishing a culture of learning and of continuous progress. The article offers a specific outlook on how to analyze, measure, and evaluate level of implementation of the learning organization theory as an approach to managing organizations at higher education institutions in the EU, including Slovakia, versus the private sector. It includes results from our research, which we conducted between the years 2011 and 2013. To evaluate results of our research, we used adequate mathematical and statistical methods. Methods of analysis and synthesis as well as a comparison method were used to interpret results from the research and to form conclusions based on which we have formulated theoretical and practical contributions. In the article we outlined possibilities for further development of the studied topic; we offer suggestions and recommendations for organizations that aim to implement the learning organization philosophy in practice.


Learning organization Implementation System Self-evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helena Čierna
    • 1
  • Erika Sujová
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patrycja Hąbek
    • 2
  • Elena Horská
    • 3
  • Zuzana Kapsdorferová
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Manufacturing Technology and Quality Management, Faculty of Environmental and Manufacturing TechnologyTechnical University in ZvolenZvolenSlovak Republic
  2. 2.Faculty of Organization and ManagementSilesian University of TechnologyZabrzePoland
  3. 3.Faculty of Economics and ManagementSlovak University of Agriculture in NitraNitraSlovak Republic

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