Visit to BI Norwegian School of Management

Almost from one plane to another, I’ve moved from mild Spanish sun (with a short pit-stop in Ljubljana) to sharp Norwegian winter. Nonethless, I’ve enjoyed warm hospitality and amazing facilities of my hosts at BI Norwegian school of management in Oslo. This time I was invited as a Chair of quality committee at Faculty of Economics @ University of Ljubljana, Slovenia to share our experience in the field of quality assurance.

Intra-organizational learning networks within knowledge-intensive learning environments

A new publication on learning networks is now officially availabe to the interested audience:

Škerlavaj, M., Dimovski, V., Mrvar, A. and Pahor, M.(2010) ‘Intra-organizational learning networks within knowledge-intensive learning environments‘, Interactive Learning Environments, 18: 1, 39 — 63,


Organizational learning contributes to organizational performance. One research  question that remains inadequately explained is how learning occurs. Can it be
explained by using the acquisition or participation perspectives? Or is there a need for some other view? This paper suggests that learning networks form an
important learning environment for knowledge transfer. A case study of a software development and business consulting company is used to test the
network perspective on intra-organizational learning. Both exploratory and confirmatory social network analysis of a learning network within the IT
company are used to establish learning patterns within organizations. Learning needs to be seen as both participation in communities of practice and a flow of
previously acquired knowledge.

Keywords: organizational learning; network perspective; social network analysis; exponential random graph modeling; knowledge-intensive learning environment

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The definitive version was published in Interactive Learning Environments, Volume 18 Issue 1, March 2010.
doi:10.1080/10494820802190374 (