Workplace Learning and Learning Conditions-A Literature review

International Journal of Economics and Management Studies
© 2017 by SSRG - IJEMS Journal
Volume 4 Issue 6
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Merin M Abraham
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Merin M Abraham, "Workplace Learning and Learning Conditions-A Literature review," SSRG International Journal of Economics and Management Studies, vol. 4,  no. 6, pp. 1-5, 2017. Crossref,


Background: To reach a conclusion about cause and effect of Workplace Learning that can be generalised in various contexts has been studied across the years. Learning conditions or factors that influense learning at workplace is an important element that needs to be studied more, has been agreed upon. In this context, the different elements in learning conditions that has been studied and has contributed to the development of literature is examined in this paper.


Workplace Learning, Learning Condition, Learning Climate,Organisational Learning, Learning Organisation.


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