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Book: Learning Curves: Theory, Models, and Applications

Sustaining, perfecting, and accelerating learning within organizations

Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:04

(CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL) -- CRC Press has published a new business management book from its Industrial Innovation Series titled LearningCurves: Theory, Models, andApplications, by Mohamad Y. Jaber, Ph.D.

A contributed work covering advances in learning-curve research theory and applications, this book draws a learning map to demonstrate where learning is involved within organizations and how it can be sustained, perfected, and accelerated. It reviews developments in research

and explores the learning-quality relationship. The text explains how to improve learning curves using the earned-value method and through the design of thinking systems. It also offers a chapter that reviews the forgetting curves.

Chapter titles

• Learning Curves: Literature Review and Future Research Directions
• Inside the Learning Curve: Opening Up the Black Box of the Learning Curve
• The Learning-Quality Relationship
• Forgetting Curves: A Review
• Learning and Forgetting: A Conceptual Framework
• The Organizational Learning Curve
• The Learning Organization at the Steady State
• Inventory Management and the Learning Curve
• Work Assignment in Mass Customized Production Lines Based on Learning Curves
• Industrial Work Measurement and Improvement Through Multivariate Learning Curves
• Timing Software Upgrades to Maximize Productivity: A Decision Analysis Model Based on the Learning Curve
• Learning Curves in Project Management: The Case of a Troubled Implementation
• Learning and Thinking Systems
• Learning Curves for the Assessment of Energy Technologies


Author Mohamad Y. Jaber, Ph.D., is a professor of industrial engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto. He earned his doctorate in manufacturing and operations management from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.


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