Collective Learning in Global Diffusion: Spreading Quality Standards in a Developing Country Cluster

  title={Collective Learning in Global Diffusion: Spreading Quality Standards in a Developing Country Cluster},
  author={Paola Perez-Aleman},
  journal={Organ. Sci.},
This research analyzes how foreign organizational practices diffuse among indigenous enterprises in a developing economy. It highlights the collective knowledge-building process as central for understanding diffusion. Based on a longitudinal case study of a cluster of dairy producers in Nicaragua, a representative low-income country, it looks at cross-border diffusion in conditions that differ significantly from advanced economies. The current literature that highlights institutional pressures… 

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