Learning and Development as Cornerstones for Sustaining the Knowledge Economy

By Ana Martins, Isabel Martins and Orlando Petiz Pereira.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The life cycle of technologies is ever shortening and we are thus witnessing a rapid decrease of knowledge, i.e. in terms of both coded and tacit knowledge. In view of this, people are faced throughout their lives with the need to search for new sources of knowledge as a means of reacting to and also provoking change at both organizational and social level. As a result of this, the learning cycle is undergoing a flux; it shows obsolescence in the lack of a continuous search for education. This paper is based on both the learning and the education cycle and thus aims at setting out the needs for continuous training, due to its socio-economic impact.

Keywords: Tacit knowledge, Learning, Training

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 10, pp.97-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 595.998KB).

Ana Martins

Senior Lecturer in HRM, Leadership,Learning and Management Department of the Glamorgan Business School, University of Glamorgan, Treforest, Wales, UK

My current research is centred on Work-Life Balance, Leadership through Emotions and Organizational Ethics, Entrepreneurship and the need for a HRM department in SMEs as well as Knowledge Management, Learning Organizations and change. I am a reviewer for various conferences, namely: Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, USA. 2006, 6th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, 11-14 July, 2006, Prato, Italy; 4th and 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, June 2004, 2005. My interests include, being an audiophile, playing chess, gardening, painting, cooking and baking, cycling, visiting museums, reading, travelling.

Dr. Isabel Martins

Adjunct Rector, University Jean Piaget of Cape Verde; Professor in Management Department; Academic Coordinator of Management Degrees., University of Jean Piaget, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde

My current fields of interest and research are Human Resources Management, Organisational Behaviour, entrepreneurship, educational development and the Learning Organization. Reviewer for several conferences.

Dr. Orlando Petiz Pereira

Auxiliary Professor, School of Management and Economics, Economics Department, Universidade do Minho, Minho, Braga, Portugal

Areas of interest include Knowledge Management and regional economics. I am a reviewer for several conferences.


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