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The Small Firm: as a distributed evolving social learning network

Higgins, David (2011) The Small Firm: as a distributed evolving social learning network. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 10 (3). pp. 268-284. ISSN 1471-8197

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The paper views knowledge creation as an emerging process, in which knowledge content and form crucially depends on the social relationships around which work is organised, and the purpose for which knowledge is used. The paper takes a social constructionist approach, by conveying an underlying expectation that knowledge and learning do not run separate to the known world. The paper will put forward the perspective that in order for the small firm to become a distributed evolving knowledge system, the promotion of social interactions amongst its components and agents is required.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge, innovation, small firm, social networks, interaction, learning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Schools: The Business School
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2010 13:50
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2015 09:35


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