Sources of external organisational learning in small manufacturing firms

  title={Sources of external organisational learning in small manufacturing firms},
  author={Paul E. Bierly and Paula S. Daly},
This paper focuses on identifying external learning sources of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and the relationship between external learning sources and dynamic capabilities. Our results indicate that the most common sources of external learning for SMEs, in order, are customers, suppliers, the scientific community and other industries. The least common sources are competitors, partnerships and consultants. Our results indicate that learning from customers is a predictor of… CONTINUE READING

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