Evidence Supporting the Network Perspective on Organizational Learning

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 59, No. 12, pp. 1985-1994, 2008

34 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2008 Last revised: 2 Apr 2010

See all articles by Marko Pahor

Marko Pahor

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics

Miha Škerlavaj

BI Norwegian Business School, Department of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour; University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics, Department of Management and Organization

Vlado Dimovski

University of Ljubljana

Date Written: December 1, 2008

Abstract

The paper provides evidence for the network perspective to organizational learning on the cases of two companies different in size, industry and culture. It builds on an earlier paper that introduced the network perspective to organizational learning and proposes some common traits of the learning networks and tests them with the help of the tools of social network analysis. We find support for the network perspective to organizational learning. There are some traits of the learning network that are common to very different companies, like the fact that learning occurs mainly in clusters. Some other traits depend much on the organizational culture.

Keywords: social network analysis, organizational learning

JEL Classification: M1

Suggested Citation

Pahor, Marko and Skerlavaj, Miha and Dimovski, Vlado, Evidence Supporting the Network Perspective on Organizational Learning (December 1, 2008). Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 59, No. 12, pp. 1985-1994, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1308591

Marko Pahor

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics ( email )

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Miha Skerlavaj (Contact Author)

BI Norwegian Business School, Department of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour ( email )

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University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics, Department of Management and Organization ( email )

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Slovenia

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Vlado Dimovski

University of Ljubljana ( email )

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Ljubljana, 1000
Slovenia

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