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The Small Firm: as a distributed evolving social learning network

By David Higgins

Abstract

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

Topics: HD28
Publisher: Inderscience
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:7813

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