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dc.contributor.authorByers, Erin Dianeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:35:31Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:35:31Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-28en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05072008-142038en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32323
dc.description.abstractFor decades, the World Bank has been criticized for the social and environmental consequences of its practices in implementing projects. In response, many different groups, including NGOs, have demanded greater World Bank accountability. One avenue through which accountability can be achieved is organizational learning. The Operations Evaluations Department (OED) at the World Bank is one organization that can hold the World Bank accountable through learning. Therefore, this study examines the OED as a learning organization. It does this by applying Peter Sengeâ s conceptualization of learning as â systems thinking.â The study seeks to answer the question: Has â systems thinkingâ contributed to organizational learning in the case of the OED? The study finds that the answer to this question is â yes.â This finding also has implications for the study of â systems thinkingâ itself through developing a method to measure â systems thinkingâ and for accountability at the World Bank through the OED organizational learning.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectOrganizational Learningen_US
dc.subjectWorld Banken_US
dc.subjectAccountabilityen_US
dc.subjectSystems Thinkingen_US
dc.titleLearning about Accountability: The Case of the Operations Evaluation Department at the World Banken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairWeisband, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLuke, Timothy W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHult, Karen M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHoon, Parakhen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05072008-142038/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-05-07en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-12-22
dc.date.adate2008-06-05en_US


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