Year of Award


Document Type


Degree Type

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Degree Name

Educational Leadership

Department or School/College

School of Education

Committee Chair

Merle Farrier

Commitee Members

John Matt, Bruce M. Whitehead, Francee O'Reilly, Sandra Williams


Organizational Learning, Sustainability, Business, Leadership


University of Montana


This research integrated western and eastern organization theory in order to restructure the Chunghwa Postal Office (CPO). The goal was to create a more efficient and sustainable business model that would serve the future needs of Taiwan. A region of the CPO, the Hsinchu Post Office (HPO), received training in 2008 in order to provide a pilot study regarding the concepts of sustainability and learning organizations.

The research produced a CPO Sustainability Model in which learning organization theory is conceptually woven into the Chinese Tai Ji map. This Model has two core domains, namely vision and evaluation. Using two parallel branches of education and leadership, the Model creates sustainability in the organization and society by using evaluation to inform vision.



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