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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