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.
|Title of host publication||Evaluating, Experiencing and Creating Entrepreneurial and Enterprising Networks|
|Place of Publication||Tampere|
|Publisher||University of Tampere|
|Pages||164 - 193|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|