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Networks and organisational learning: evidence from broiler production

Gaetano Martino (Department of Agricultural Economics and Food Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy)
Paolo Polinori (Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy)

British Food Journal

ISSN: 0007-070X

Article publication date: 5 July 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this study is to the test the hypothesis that a network involved in the division of labour can contribute to individual skills creation.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is divided into two parts. First, it proposes and examines the fundamental of the hypothesis. In the second part, it reports the results of the investigation designed to test the hypothesis.

Findings

The hypothesis that task specification in organisational learning influences skills creation cannot be rejected. The evidence indicates that information on network integration of task specifications engages agents in problem solving and promotes skills creation according to opportunities of interaction in a structured context.

Originality/value

This study tests the hypothesis that a network involved in the division of labour can contribute to individual skills creation.

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Citation

Martino, G. and Polinori, P. (2011), "Networks and organisational learning: evidence from broiler production", British Food Journal, Vol. 113 No. 7, pp. 871-885. https://doi.org/10.1108/00070701111148405

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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