Re-connecting supply networks: Actors' information system use in competitive inter-organisational learning

Emberson, Caroline (2009). Re-connecting supply networks: Actors' information system use in competitive inter-organisational learning. In: 4th Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference, 25-28 Apr 2009, Amsterdam, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Abstract

Inter-organisational learning processes in competitive collaborative alliances differ from traditional co-operation. Value capture, rather than value creation, forms the dominant inter-organisational logic. Drawing upon detailed case data of inter-organisational information system use between buyers and suppliers in a UK fashion-retail supply network, I use Archer's social change theory to explore the relationship between competitive collaboration and individual actors' situated logics. My analysis suggests that protectionist logics of elimination facilitate network learning in competitive supply collaborations whilst the logics of elimination contribute to a lack of network learning. This analytic approach may add to understanding of organisational learning theory and management practice.

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  • Keywords
  • inter-organisational learning; supply networks; competitive collaboration
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  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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  • Caroline Emberson

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