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
Date Written: December 1, 2008
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
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