Learning in Strategic Alliances: A Vygotskian Perspective
McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management
The Learning Organization, Vol. 11, No. 4/5, pp. 302-311, 2004
Although organizational learning occurs through individuals, it would be a mistake to conclude that organizational learning is nothing but the cumulative result of their members' learning. Organizations do not have brains, but they have cognitive systems and memories. A device cited in this literature as an important tool for organizational learning is the Strategic Alliance - an important element of contemporary firms' competitive strategies. This paper attempts to look at the phenomenon of inter-organizational learning through the socio-cultural-historical lens of Vygotsky and hopes to advance a theoretical framework, which is more eclectic and can therefore better explain the dynamics of learning in alliances.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Learning Organizations, Strategic Alliances
JEL Classification: M10Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 7, 2005
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