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The role of Grassroot Leaders in building Networks and organizing Learning Groups

Sökjer-Petersen, Marianne LU (2010) In Nordic Psychology2006-01-01+01:00 62(1). p.4-23
Abstract
In recent years questions concerning whether and how networks between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can serve as platforms for inter-organizational collective learning have attracted interest. In the present paper it is argued that two prerequisites for this are recognition of common needs and goals that contribute to the construction of a collective identity and the presence of promoters, or grassroot leaders, able to create and maintain trust and confidence between participants. It is also argued that if collective learning is to function properly networks need to become work groups. Further research aimed at integrating the findings of network analysis, SME and small-group research is seen as called for. The importance of... (More)
In recent years questions concerning whether and how networks between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can serve as platforms for inter-organizational collective learning have attracted interest. In the present paper it is argued that two prerequisites for this are recognition of common needs and goals that contribute to the construction of a collective identity and the presence of promoters, or grassroot leaders, able to create and maintain trust and confidence between participants. It is also argued that if collective learning is to function properly networks need to become work groups. Further research aimed at integrating the findings of network analysis, SME and small-group research is seen as called for. The importance of those engaged in joint action projects possessing competence in building and maintaining networks and managing small-group dynamics is emphasized. (Less)
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Grassroot leaders, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), networking, group processes
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Nordic Psychology2006-01-01+01:00
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62
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1
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4 - 23
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Dansk Psykologisk Forlag
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1904-0016
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10.1027/1901-2276/a000002
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English
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  author       = {Sökjer-Petersen, Marianne},
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  keyword      = {Grassroot leaders,small and medium-sized enterprises (SME),networking,group processes},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {4--23},
  publisher    = {Dansk Psykologisk Forlag},
  series       = {Nordic Psychology2006-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {The role of Grassroot Leaders in building Networks and organizing Learning Groups},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1901-2276/a000002},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {2010},
}