Francis D. (Doug) Tuggle, Ph.D., professor in Chapman’s Argyros School of Business and Economics, has been named editor of the prestigious international and interdisciplinary scholarly journal: The Learning Organization: The International Journal of Critical Studies in Organizational Learning.
“The journal is about knowledge,” explains Dr Tuggle. “The theme of the journal is: to what extent does paying attention to what an organization is doing, – learning from its mistakes – having the left and right hands know what each other is doing – to what extent does that contribute to organizational success.”
Currently publishing six issues per year, the 19-year-old journal examines international evidence of organizational performance through an interdisciplinary lens. Its aims are to promote deeper understanding of organizational success in a dynamic global economy through theoretically informed critical studies of organizational learning, necessarily touching upon issues such as organizational and national culture, employee engagement, power, ideology, structure, leadership, change management, effectiveness, complexity, technology, networks, and other factors that affect enduringly successful organizations. Case studies of organizational success and failure are featured, as are critical analyses of organizational learning.
“In the simplest form,” explains Dr. Tuggle, “happiness is the most important factor correlating to success. That is, organizational success is dependent upon individuals being successful and effective in those organizations, and being happy leads to being successful, and not the other way around.”
Dr. Tuggle was recommended for the editor appointment by a former doctoral student who is now a professor at the University of Bangkok. Dr. Tuggle has been at Chapman for more than 10 years and currently teaches business policy to undergrads at Chapman, as well as teaches “creating enduringly successful organizations” at Chapman’s MBA program in Prague. He is a tenured professor of business, psychology and computer science.
Reaching thousands, the journal has four regional editors in the US, Europe, South America, and Asia, and some three dozen others on its editorial advisory board. The aims of the journal are broadly consistent with the ethos of Chapman University, which is to produce inquiring, ethical thinkers who are productive global citizens.