The Learning Organization: The Case of the Japanese RHQs in Europe

Part of the Journal of International Business book series (MIR)


In 1992 and 1993 we undertook interviews with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of European Regional headquarters (RHQs) of Japanese companies situated in the U.K. and in continental Europe.

We saw little evidence that the Japanese firms in Europe were becoming “learning organizations”. However, we consider the CEOs of the Japanese RHQs occupy a pivotal role with respect to the development of their organizational learning. Such processes, derived in Europe, may become models for their other RHQ, given they might be changing slowly towards being “transnationals”.


Foreign Direct Investment Learn Organization Chief Executive Officer Japanese Manager Japanese Firm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aston Business SchoolAston UniversityUK
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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