Marshall, Nicholas and Tsekouras, George (2010) The interplay between formality and informality in managed learning networks International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 1 (3). pp. 291-308. ISSN 1756-6444Full text not available from this repository.
This paper offers an empirical exploration of group-level knowledge practices in a university-managed learning network of small and medium sized enterprises. Managed learning networks are an example of an intermediate form of network relationship with both formal and informal elements. The aim of the paper is to help understand the implications of the degree of formality/informality for group-based learning. This is based on a multi-dimensional conception of formalisation that focuses specifically on two dimensions: firstly, formality as a feature of rule-guided behaviour and secondly, as a characteristic of the social and emotional dynamics of groups. The interplay between these dimensions is examined and an initial framework suggesting the implications of alternative configurations for group learning is proposed.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Learning networks; Formalisation; Group dynamics; Group learning; Small business/SMEs; Social rules; ProfitNet; CENTRIM|
|Subjects:||N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation
N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N216 Entrepreneurship
|DOI (a stable link to the resource):||10.1504/IJSBA.2010.030428|
|Faculties:||Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management|
|Depositing User:||editor centrim|
|Date Deposited:||17 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2015 14:10|
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