Exploring the relationships between network change and network learning

Knight, Louise and Pye, Annie (2004). Exploring the relationships between network change and network learning. Management Learning, 35 (4), pp. 473-490.


This paper relates the concept of network learning - learning by a group of organizations as a group - to change and notions of change management. Derived initially from a review of literature on organizational learning (OL) and interorganizational networks, and secondary cases of network learning, the concept was evaluated and developed through empirical investigation of five network learning episodes in the group of organizations that comprises the English prosthetics service. We argue that the notion of network learning enables a richer understanding of developments in networks over extended periods of time than can be afforded through more established concepts of change and change management alone.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507604048274
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering systems & management
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: change management,health,interorganizational learning,network learning,strategic change
Full Text Link: http://mlq.sage ... ontent/35/4/473
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Published Date: 2004-12
Authors: Knight, Louise
Pye, Annie

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