Public Organization Review

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 71–84 | Cite as

Transforming Public Organizations into Learning Organizations: A Conceptual Model

  • Ceyda MadenEmail author


The concepts of organizational learning and learning organizations have gained popularity in recent organization theory literature as complementary subjects. So far majority of studies on these issues focused on the relationship between organizational learning and its ultimate consequences such as increased innovative capacity, increased productivity, and higher competitive advantage of organizations. Nevertheless, many researchers examined the processes of organizational learning from the standpoint of private enterprises, paying little attention to the dynamics of organizational learning in public sector. This paper is aimed to fill this gap by introducing and discussing the basic constituents of a novel conceptual model which demonstrates the relevant steps in transforming of public organizations into learning organizations.


Public organizations Learning organization Organizational learning Knowledge creation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International TradeBogazici UniversityBebek, IstanbulTurkey

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