Title: Views and practices on inter-organisational learning in innovation networks

Authors: Hannele Lampela, Hannu Karkkainen

Addresses: Department of Industrial Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, 53851 Lappeenranta, Finland. ' Department of Business Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 541, 33101 Tampere, Finland

Abstract: In this paper, the aim is to study inter-organisational learning in innovation networks. In the context of organisational and particularly inter-organisational learning, due to, for instance, organisational and physical distances, various ICT tools and e-learning methods are of particular importance. The emphasis is on different currently important or increasingly important approaches and views on organisational learning that are relevant from the standpoint of networked innovation. Different learning approaches are analysed and their suitability in various situations and conditions of innovation networks is evaluated. Some useful practices to be considered in each learning approach are suggested.

Keywords: organisational learning; inter-organisational learning; innovation networks; organisational networks; electronic business; e-business; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2009.024624

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2009 Vol.7 No.2, pp.130 - 148

Published online: 12 Apr 2009 *

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