Title: The process of interorganisational learning in the context of spatial agglomeration

Authors: Anelise Rebelato Mozzato; Claudia Cristina Bitencourt

Addresses: University of Passo Fundo (UPF), Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil ' Unisinos University, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Abstract: This paper aims to understand the process of interorganisational learning (IOL) in spatial agglomeration. We propose an IOL model to analyse the horizontal relations between actors in different social spaces based on episodes of learning in a Brazilian stone-sector spatial agglomeration. We collected data on 81 participants and analysed them based on content analysis with NVivo 9. The main results highlight an IOL integrative model that presents: 1) the constituent elements of IOL; 2) the role played by different actors; 3) the relationships and the intensity of the bonds established between these actors.

Keywords: interorganisational learning; spatial agglomeration; episodes of learning; cooperation; interorganisational relations; social learning spaces; developing country; trust; social proximity; social interaction; interdependence; susceptibility for learning; learning; Brazil.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2018.10014368

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2018 Vol.24 No.2, pp.176 - 199

Received: 03 Apr 2017
Accepted: 24 Sep 2017

Published online: 03 Jul 2018 *

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