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Network learning: An empirically derived model of learning by groups of organizations

Knight, L. and Pye, Annie 2005. Network learning: An empirically derived model of learning by groups of organizations. Human Relations 58 (3) , pp. 369-392. 10.1177/0018726705053427

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Abstract

Building on a previous conceptual article, we present an empirically derived model of network learning - learning by a group of organizations as a group. Based on a qualitative, longitudinal, multiple-method empirical investigation, five episodes of network learning were identified. Treating each episode as a discrete analytic case, through cross-case comparison, a model of network learning is developed which reflects the common, critical features of the episodes. The model comprises three conceptual themes relating to learning outcomes, and three conceptual themes of learning process. Although closely related to conceptualizations that emphasize the social and political character of organizational learning, the model of network learning is derived from, and specifically for, more extensive networks in which relations among numerous actors may be arms-length or collaborative, and may be expected to change over time.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Uncontrolled Keywords: interorganizational learning; learning outcome and process; network learning
Publisher: Sage Journals
ISSN: 00187267
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:07
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/90706

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