Organisational blogging: reviewing its effectiveness as an organisational learning tool

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This paper reviews the internal use of blogs and their potential effectiveness as organisational learning tools. Since the emergence of the concept of ‘Enterprise 2.0’ there remains a lack of empirical evidence associated with how organisations are applying social media tools and whether they are effective towards supporting organisational learning. Surprisingly, blogs, one of the more traditional social media tools, still remains under-researched in the context of ‘Enterprise 2.0’ and organisational learning. The aim of this paper is to identify the theoretical linkage between blogs and organisational learning in addition to reviewing prior research on organisational blogging exploring why this area remains underresearched. Through a literature review, one of the principal findings of this paper is that organisational blogs have a mutual compatibility with the interpretivist aspect of organisational learning. This paper further advocates that further empirical work in this subject area is required to substantiate this theoretical assumption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-54
JournalInternational Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Blogs
  • Enterprise 2.0
  • Organisational learning
  • social media tools


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