Collaborative learning within a network and the role of action research

H.G.A. Middel, J.F.B. Gieskes

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    Organisations need to improve their ability to learn and to continue learning to keep pace with the environment. However, the learning process does not stop at the boundaries of the single organisation, but should be placed in an inter-organisational setting in which companies complement each other in competences, capabilities and knowledge. This paper presents a number of practical results of a Dutch case on how learning and continuous improvement take place at an inter-organisational level. An action research approach is adopted and implemented through a cycle of workshops to facilitate and stimulate collaborative learning.
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    Title of host publicationExperimental Interactive Learning in Industrial Management. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Experimental Interactive Learning in Industrial Management, 22-24 May 2003, Aalborg, Denmark
    EditorsJ.O. Riis, R. Smeds, A. Nicholson
    Place of PublicationAalborg
    PublisherCenter for Industrial Production, Aalborg University
    ISBN (Print)87-91200-16-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventExperimental Interactive Learning in Industrial Management - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 22 May 200324 May 2003

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    PublisherCenter for Industrial Production, Aalborg University


    ConferenceExperimental Interactive Learning in Industrial Management
    Other22-24 May 2003


    • IR-50930
    • METIS-213056

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