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Business Network Learning : International Business and Management - Hakan Hakansson

Business Network Learning

International Business and Management

By: Hakan Hakansson (Editor), Jan Johanson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th April 2001
ISBN: 9780080437798
Number Of Pages: 264

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Emerging global markets and rapid technological development make strong demands on the ability of companies to develop and utilize knowledge. In order to handle the knowledge management problem firms have to search for new collaborative ways of organizing internationalization and technical development. This is reflected in a growing interest among both businessmen and academics in business networks. Business networks have been defined as networks of connected business relationships between firms, where a business relationship is a lasting relation between two firms doing business with one another. Business network relationships are particularly interesting since they allow the companies to interact more closely with each other and thereby handle critical problems in a way that is beneficial in the long run for the parties involved.
It has been demonstrated that business networks are closely related to company learning. First, learning is an important element in business network development. Second, learning is an effect of interaction in business networks relationships. Third, learning can be a part of interaction in relationships. Against this background the objective of this volume is to discuss learning in business network settings.

Series editor's preface
List of tables and figures
The contributors
Introduction
Business network learning - basic considerations
Business Relationship Learning
Inter-organizational interaction and organizational teaching
The balanced scorecard and learning in business relationships
Business-governed product development: knowledge utilization in business relationships
The internationalisation process as knowledge translation in international business relationships
Network Relationship Learning
The transferability of knowledge in business network relationships
Collective innovation - the case of Scania-Cummins
The usefulness of network relationship experience in the internationalization of the firm
Expectation - the missing link in the internationalization process model
Creation and Diffusion of knowledge in subsidiary business networks
Company Network Learning
Relationship configuration and competence development in MNC subsidiaries
Knowledge flows in MNCs through cross-border and cross-functional projects
Management control systems: a tool for learning in the global economy
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780080437798
ISBN-10: 0080437796
Series: International Business and Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 4th April 2001
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 23.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.55