The Effect of Connectivism Practices on Organizational Learning in Taiwan’s Computer Industry

  • C. Rosa Yeh
  • Bakary Singhateh
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 172)


Technology has altered the way we learn and work. This study hopes to help business leaders and corporations recognize the crucial role of these societal-changing technologies that link people to information in the digital age. This study explored the effect of technology on organizational learning from the perspective of connectivism. Practices of connectivism studied include social software technologies and knowledge management practices. Quantitative survey question-naires were sent to 301 companies in the computer industry across Taiwan, resulting in 80 valid responses. Hierarchical regression was used to test study hypotheses. Hypotheses on the direct effects among innovative corporate culture, practices of connectivism and organizational learning were supported. Additionally, companies that were younger or in more remote locations were found to have higher motivation to innovate, learn and adopt new technologies formally.


Innovative corporate culture Social software technologies Knowledge management practices Connectivism Organizational learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Rosa Yeh
    • 1
  • Bakary Singhateh
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate Institute of International Human Resource DevelopmentNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, ROC

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