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, This volume, the second of a two-volume publication, comprises 15 papers that present the work of individual European projects dealing with learning within organizations. These five chapters in Part 1, The Meaning of the Learning Organization, examine the conceptual frameworks and dilemmas at the heart of the notion of the learning organization: "Developmental Learning--Condition for Organizational Learning" (Ellstroem); "Challenges and Open Questions Raised by the Concept of the Learning Organization" (Fischer); "How Organizations Learn--Theory of Learning and Organizational Development" (Franz); "Competing Perspectives on Workplace Learning and the Learning Organization" (Brown, Keep); and "Conundrum of the Learning Organization--Instrumental and Emancipatory Theories of Learning" (Cressey, Kelleher). These six chapters in Part 2, Organizational Learning Realities in Different Contexts, present or report on company case studies: "Social Dialogue and Organizational Learning" (Kelleher, Cressey); "Implementing Organizational Change in British Telecom" (Cressey); "Banking on Learning--Deutsche Bank Corporate University" (Reimann); "Stimulating a Thirst for Learning--Case of the Guinness Dublin Brewery" (Findlater); "Learning to Network--Transformation of a Social Research Institute" (Franz); and "Relationship Between Critical Reflection and Learning--Experiences Within Dutch Companies" (van Woerkom et al.). The first of four chapters in Part 3, Human Resource Development (HRD) in Support of Organizational Learning, gives a general overview; the next two chapters report on empirical studies; and the final chapter discusses future challenges for HRD from a European perspective. They are "Learning Organization and HRD in the Knowledge Economy" (Tomassini); "Changing Role of HRD Practitioners in Learning-Oriented Organizations" (Sambrook et al.); "Experiences of HRD Consultants in Supporting Organizational Learning" (Poell, Chivers); and "HRD in Europe--At the Crossroads" (Nyhan). (YLB).