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OU4 2022Special Session on Organizational Learning in the Public Sector
Chair(s): Regina Lenart-Gansiniec

Special Session on Organizational Learning in the Public Sector - OU4 2022

Paper Submission: July 29, 2022
Authors Notification: September 9, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration: September 19, 2022


Regina Lenart-Gansiniec
Jagiellonian University

Contemporary public organizations are expected to react quickly to changes occurring in their dynamic and uncertain environment and to demonstrate openness, transparency and accountability to their clients, as well as to provide them with effective and high-quality services. The possibilities of meeting these expectations and challenges may be seen in knowledge, its configuration, organizational learning (Rashman et al., 2009) and its application in value creation (Pang et al., 2014). Research on organizational learning in public organizations has been conducted intensively for over 15 years, and the number of publications devoted to this problem has been constantly growing. It is argued that organizational learning is a requirement for public sector organizations (Greiling and Halachmi, 2013), a paradigm and sine qua non condition of effective management (Rashman et al., 2009). Organizational learning allows public organizations to cope with challenges of modern times, in particular in the case of local self-governments (Olejarski et al., 2018). Despite the notably increased body of research on organisational learning in public organizations, it is interesting to note that the research results are still ambiguous and fragmented (Rashman et al., 2009), and many questions remain open. We welcome conceptual and empirical studies that promote an understanding of organizational learning in public sector.