ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING APPROACH TO STRATEGIC SME BUSINESS NETWORKS

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Abstract

The constant and rapid changes in the markets force companies to continuously look for new ways to survive, grow and be competitive. Thereby, the success of a company depends on its strategic collaboration with other organisations that influence the creation and delivery of its products or services. The goal of this chapter is to utilize organizational learning approach to business networks from the perspective of SMEs. It describes the empirical study of learning in three technology industry case networks. The framework for organisational learning and strategic SME networks is constructed in light of earlier research and evaluated in case studies. This framework can be used by managers of SMEs to evaluate their networking and learning practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvaluating, Experiencing and Creating Entrepreneurial and Enterprising Networks
EditorsPaula Kyrö
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherUniversity of Tampere
Pages164 - 193
ISBN (Print)978-951-44-7379-1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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Small and medium-sized enterprises
Business networks
Organizational learning
Market forces
Industry
Managers
Empirical study
Networking

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Katri, V. (2008). ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING APPROACH TO STRATEGIC SME BUSINESS NETWORKS. In P. Kyrö (Ed.), Evaluating, Experiencing and Creating Entrepreneurial and Enterprising Networks (pp. 164 - 193). Tampere: University of Tampere.
Katri, Valkokari. / ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING APPROACH TO STRATEGIC SME BUSINESS NETWORKS. Evaluating, Experiencing and Creating Entrepreneurial and Enterprising Networks. editor / Paula Kyrö. Tampere : University of Tampere, 2008. pp. 164 - 193
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Evaluating, Experiencing and Creating Entrepreneurial and Enterprising Networks. ed. / Paula Kyrö. Tampere : University of Tampere, 2008. p. 164 - 193.

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