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Suitable Management Theories for Libraries

Core competency in connection with organisational learning/learning organisation was received comparatively well by library staff and implemented proactively. Library staff identified learning within their own core competencies, and attempted to use organisational learning/learn- ing organisation to develop these competencies. The case study of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries was one in which the implementation of this management theory led to improved results. Hence, almost no cases were seen in which the use of core competency led to incompatibility.

Before the application of core competency, management theories commonly used by libraries were applied through the scientific management approach, such as management planning and BPR. These management theories were complex, but reduced future uncertainty and were programmed so that any new managers would be able to devise the management strategy in the same way. These management theories were characterised by (1) radical implementation from the top down; and (2) inclusion of many economic rationalistic and inhumane elements. Libraries in the 1990s cut their staff workforces based on these management theories.

Core competency and BPR were both deeply linked to organisational management theory. In other words, the management strategy theories that library staff practised and showed interest in led easily to organisational management theory. However, core competency rather than BPR was more accepted by library staff. Thus, strategic management theory, which may have been better oriented to library organisation and culture, led more easily to organisational management theory, which pursues steady and sustainable change rather than radical top-down execution.

 
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