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Development and Learning in Organizations is directed towards practitioners and academics in private, public and not-for-profit sectors. A mix of articles, review articles, interviews and book summaries provide leaders, managers and researchers with the most recent organisational developments

ISSN: 1477-7282
eISSN: 1477-7282

Aims and scope

Organizations are dealing with unpredictable economic, technological and societal shifts that require remarkable levels of flexibility and innovation.

Development & Learning in Organizations (DLO) responds to the increasing recognition that learning – at an individual, group and organizational level – is a key, if not the key, business imperative to enable organizations to survive and thrive in this complex environment. Readers are kept abreast of new thinking, trends and developments in organizational learning:

  • Through original research that has an emphasis on the practical implications
  • With current ideas and viewpoints from some of the best thinkers in the field today
  • Via international case studies that reveal the benefits and pitfalls of initiatives
  • By being able to benchmark their current organizational learning practices against best practice organizations
  • Thanks to easy-to-digest reviews of the best research from other relevant journals
  • Through book reviews and interviews with key thought leaders around the globe.


  • Learning strategies and tactics
  • Organization Development
  • Organizational Learning
  • Leadership and management development
  • HRD
  • Talent Management
  • Social and human capital
  • Action Learning
  • Self Managed Learning
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Experiential Learning
  • Social learning.

Development & Learning in Organizations is also seeking submissions of research and case studies related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, research that has a specific, actionable connection to challenges and opportunities in practice. The SDGs encompassing aspects most aligned with the journal's aims are SDG 4 (inclusive opportunities for education and lifelong learning), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and sustainable economic growth), SDG 10 (reducing inequalities) and SDG 16 (building effective institutions at all levels).

This journal is aligned with our quality education for all goal

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field, we can start to find ways we can all be part of the solution.

SDG 4 Quality education
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 16 Peace, justice & strong institutions
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