HomeDLSU Business & Economics Reviewvol. 19 no. 1 (2009)

What is “The Learning Filipino Firm”?

Raymund B. Habaradas

Discipline: Business Administration



"The learning Filipino firm" can be classified into three types, namely the reactive firm, which is a reluctant learner; the adaptive firm, which is an eager learner; and the generative firm, which is a dynamic learner. This typology is based on the hypothesis that a firm's learning style and its innovative capability is influenced by its organizational design. Among the key dimensions that must be considered are as follows: (a) organizational strategy, (b) organizational structure, and (c) organizational culture. These dimensions are closely intertwined, and, therefore, collectively influence a firm's ability to constantly renew itself.