Madsen, Erik Skov5; Riis, Jens Ove4; Wæhrens, Brian Vejrum4
1 Department of Industrial and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, SDU2 Faculty of Engineering, SDU3 Institute of Technology and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, SDU4 unknown5 Institute of Technology and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, SDU
A framework to support individual, group and organizational learning in a manufacturing environment
This paper unfolds the concept of a learning arena as a means of building robust and effec-tive global operations networks through a focus on organizational didactics and situated learning. The paper builds on six case studies in three MNEs which have come far in establishing capabilities for the transfer of operations activities. However, they have tended to take a piecemeal and substance-based approach in relation to learning. A new model shows the contours of a learning arena, and case studies illustrate how different learning arenas may be used for supporting knowledge development.
Proceedings of the 17th International Annual Euroma Conference: Managing Operations in Service Economics, 2010