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Influence of Network Maturity on Organisational Learning and Knowledge Transfer in Strategic Alliances

  • Ana Aleksić Mirić
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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

The aim of this research is to investigate the importance of network age for learning and knowledge transfer among network members. The research is carried out through multiple exploratory case study analysis. It shows that network age per se does not have adequate power to explain learning processes occurring within a network. Age is an important factor of learning, but only as part of a broader concept associated with the evolution of the network, and therefore not directly connected with learning. We recognize this in defining the concept of network maturity. Network maturity is a function of network age, pre-existing experience in working together, and the development of social networks among the employees of organisations that form the network.

Keywords

Knowledge Transfer Organisational Learning Individual Learning Strategic Alliance Organisational Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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