This book is about the extended firm learning processes, formal or informal, enabling mechanisms associated with effective learning in networks to drive dynamic competition. Hence, we argue that learning network perspective seems to describe organizational learning better than its predecessors.

Organizational learning is one of the most important sources of a sustainable competitive advantage that companies have as well as an important driver of corporate performance (Stata 1989). Given the turbulent environments that organizations work within, continuous learning is a key driver of their ability to remain adaptive and flexible – that is to survive and effectively compete (Burke et al. 2006). Organizational learning has emerged as one of the most promising concepts in strategic management literature in late 1980s in relation to the concept of competitive advantage. Nevertheless, the network perspective of organizational learning stretches much further and is embedded also in different schools of thought.


Organizational Learning Knowledge Creation Knowledge Network Workplace Learning Dynamic Learn 
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  1. 1.Full Professor and Director eBMS, Scuola Superiore ISUFIUniversity of Salento, Campus EcotekneVia per MonteroniItaly
  2. 2.Full Professor and Director eBMS, Scuola Superiore ISUFIUniversity of Salento, Campus EcotekneVia per MonteroniItaly

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