Title: Interorganisational learning in a network of local productive arrangement type
Authors: Abimael Magno Do Ouro Filho; Maria Elena Leon Olave; Ikaro Daniel De Carvalho Barreto
Addresses: Departamento de Secretariado Executivo (DSE), Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), Av. Marechal Rondon, s/n – Jardim Rosa Elze, São Cristóvão-SE, 49100-000, Brazil ' Departamento de Administração (DAD), Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), Av. Marechal Rondon, s/n – Jardim Rosa Elze, São Cristóvão-SE, 49100-000, Brazil ' PhD Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biometria e Estatística Aplicada (PPGBEA), Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), Rua Dom Manuel de Medeiros, s/n – Dois Irmãos, Recife-PE, 52171-900, Brazil
Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyse the internal determinants of interorganisational learning in a local productive arrangement (LPA) network. Specifically, the LPA of confections located in the city of Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, Pernambuco, formed mainly by small companies, was studied. For this, the survey method was used and analysed through partial least squares structural equation modelling. The results had shown the interorganisational learning in this network is constituted by the intention of the small and medium companies (SMEs) to cooperate with the partners of the spaces known and made available by the network, called Ba; the importance of recognising the value of the information made available in this network environment that is later acquired, transformed, and ultimately used or stored by these companies. The interorganisational learning model found in this productive arrangement demonstrates that companies do not absorb knowledge through assimilation, differently from other studies.
Keywords: interorganisational learning; local productive arrangement; LPA; small and medium business.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2022 Vol.32 No.1, pp.49 - 69
Received: 22 Feb 2021
Accepted: 03 May 2021
Published online: 04 Jul 2022 *