Literature on organizational learning suggests that various processes have to occur in order for an organization to learn. This study provides empirical evidence for measuring organizational learning in three stages: assimilation, integration and optimization. A path model of organizational learning was tested establishing the significance and magnitude of the total effect of assimilation, integration and optimization on the satisfaction level of top information executives in firms with Enterprise Resource Planning systems. The model indicates that the optimization-satisfaction path is the strongest, followed by the integration-satisfaction path. Measuring and improving the factors composing organizational learning is essential for successful implementation of complex information technology such as enterprise resource planning systems.
Galy, Edith and LeMaster, Jane
"Organizational Learning Stages of Assimilation, Integration and Optimization and their Relationship with User Satisfaction of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 15
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol15/iss4/6