The Role of Inter-organizational Learning and Self-organizing Systems in Building a Sustainable Network Culture

By Michael Hülsmann, Jessica Lohmann and Christine Wycisk.

Published by The Organization Collection

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A framework of inter-organizational learning in the context of self-organizing systems is presented. It helps to understand the potentials and risks of inter-organizational learning to build a collaborative network culture.

Keywords: Inter-organizational learning, Self-organization, Co-operation, Network culture, Social systems approach, Learning processes

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.21-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 962.847KB).

Prof. Dr. Michael Hülsmann

Prof. Dr. Michael Hülsmann leads the subject area “Management of Sustainable System Development”, which belongs to the research field of Business Science, University of Bremen, Germany. Prior to this appointment, he was a research associate at the University of Bremen and the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He received his diploma degree in business (German equivalent to a Master’s degree) from the University of Bayreuth. At the University of Bremen he graduated summa cum laude with a German PhD degree. He collected professional experiences in various companies. Prof. Hülsmann is a board member of the collaborative research project “Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes – A Paradigm Shift and its Limitations” that is supported by the German Research Foundation. His research focus includes competence management, self-organization, swarm intelligence and logistics.

Ms. Jessica Lohmann

Jessica Lohmann's academic background includes a Master of International Management degree (MIB) from Macquarie University Sydney, Australia. She is working on a degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the University of Bremen, Germany. In this context, she is a research student at the department “Management of Sustainable System Development”, University of Bremen, Germany. She has a particular interest in inter-organizational learning and competence management.

Mrs Christine Wycisk

Christine Wycisk holds a diploma degree in Business & Economics (German equivalent to a Master’s degree) from the University of Bremen, Germany. She is a research associate at the department “Management of Sustainable System Development”, which belongs to the research field of Business Science, University of Bremen. She is currently conducting research for her dissertation in a collaborative research project that is supported by the German Research Foundation: “Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes – A Paradigm Shift and its Limitations”. Her research interests include self-organization, system dynamics, complexity and competence management.

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