PAL Driven Organizational Learning: Theory and Practices

A Light on Learning Journey of Organizations

  • Kris M. Y. Law
  • Kong Bieng Chuah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. From Individual Organizational Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kong Bieng Chuah, Kris M. Y. Law
      Pages 3-6
    3. Kris M. Y. Law, Kong Bieng Chuah
      Pages 7-29
  3. The PAL Driven OL Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Kris M. Y. Law, Kong Bieng Chuah
      Pages 33-42
    3. Kris M. Y. Law, Kong Bieng Chuah
      Pages 43-48
  4. From Theory to Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Y. C. Chau, K. F. Kwong, Chris R. Cao, Kong Bieng Chauh, Kris M. Y. Law
      Pages 51-92
    3. Kris M. Y. Law, Kong Bieng Chuah
      Pages 93-98
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 99-112

About this book


Presenting an innovative concept and approach for organization management, this book serves to document an organization’s journey towards the ultimate goal of learning organization. This book also shares the experience on how a OL framework built on established learning theories, could be used effectively, overcoming many of the barriers in a real industrial setting. Utilizing a ready-to-use tool called Project Action Learning (PAL) to analyze real life case studies, the authors introduce a framework that allows teams of people to work and learn over the course of business projects. Equal emphasis is placed on the achievement of pre-set project outcomes and the learning objectives of the participants. In addition, a long term organizational learning strategy is put forward and the necessary supporting infrastructure, in the form of four ‘PAL Pillars’, is described. The concepts and development of the PAL driven Organizational Learning model are inspired by, and grounded in, Western and Eastern business philosophies and case studies which offer important insights into the management of organizations who are keen to develop sustainable business practices.


Human Capital Development Learning organization Organizational Learning Project-Action Learning Team Performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Kris M. Y. Law
    • 1
  • Kong Bieng Chuah
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung HomKowloon, Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Systems Engineering and EnCity University of Hong KongKowloon TongHong Kong SAR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18013-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18014-4
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