The Multinational Enterprise as a Learning Organization

  • Donald R. Lessard
  • Alice H. Amsden
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


According to top managers of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and the applied international management literature studies of their strategy and organization, a unique benefit that these firms seek to obtain from their multinational reach is a richer learning experience about products, processes and organizing principles.1 A major challenge is how to structure themselves to learn what is best for all their operating units and to diffuse what is learned in one part of the organization to other parts.


Direct Foreign Investment Learn Organization Capacity Utilization Intangible Asset Local Firm 
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© International Economic Association 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald R. Lessard
    • 1
  • Alice H. Amsden
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA

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