Learning in the Plant: The Beginnings of Organizational Learning

  • Ezey M. Dar-Ei
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 29)


In this chapter, we cover the application of learning curve theory to the firm as a whole. We call this type of learning Progress Functions to distinguish it from Individual Learning (see Chapter 1). Application areas differ considerably; some deal with ‘aggregate planning’; some with ‘capacity planning’ project scheduling, while others discuss the influence of quality (TQM), as well as JIT (Just-in-Time). The latter two items, especially, begin to encroach into ‘organizational learning’ and therefore will appear in the latter part of this chapter, since Chapter 9 deals with the learning organization.


Organizational Learn Firm Level Capacity Planning Power Curve Defective Item 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ezey M. Dar-Ei
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  1. 1.Faculty of Industrial Engineering and ManagementTechnion - Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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