Learning Networks - A Metaphor for Inter Organizational Development in SMEs

Joakim Tell
  • Enterprise and Innovation Management Studies, September 2000, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/14632440010028302

Learning Networks

What is it about?

This paper aims to highlight the importance of external relations and the qualitative elements of dialogue for the development of SMEs. This is achieved by using the metaphor of learning networks as a base for facilitating inter and intra organisational company development

Why is it important?

Results from the study indicates that SMEs can use the learning network as an alternative form of organisation for development, where managers from different companies, together with researchers, form an ad hoc ''development group'' to compensate for internal lack of resources.

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