Organisational learning from external sources: New issues and performance implications

Michael D. Santoro, Paul E. Bierly, Shanthi Gopalakrishnan

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In this special issue, we focus on critical issues associated with organisational learning involving external sources, with particular emphasis on the process of external learning and its implications on firm performance. The papers that constitute this special issue are eclectic, yet an interrelated mix of conceptual, exploratory research, and empirical research that examine several key aspects of learning from external sources. In this introductory article, we synthesise the key issues for pursuing an external learning strategy, discuss the contributions that this special issue makes to the literature that addresses these issues, and offer a framework for guiding further theory development, and empirical research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Management
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial relations
  • General Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Law


  • External sources
  • Organisational learning
  • Performance


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