lundi 27 octobre 2003, par RUOHONEN Mikko
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Networked economy pressures many organisations to rethink their way to add value for customers and other stakeholders. It seems that organisations need collaborative design of business processes, joint management of shared resources and interest in keeping up their core competencies.
This will create a need for interorganisational learning which needs to be interactive and a two-way process. Many of the recent electronic portals have not succeeded due to simplistic way of producing just electronic cross-roads. Knowledge creation, use and maintenance in networked economy shift us to the evolution of knowledge business phase.
In knowledge business phase competitive advantage of knowledge networks is created through the clustering process in which two or more organizations with complementary competencies begin to compete against other competitors’ clusters having similar interests. Therefore organisations need to evolve according to that competition. Learning clusters are here to gather resources and differentiate themselves from business environment whether these are either public or private players.
Key issues to be successful in this endeavour are reviewed according to latest network theories and industry experiences. Special emphasis will be given on organizational development and education.
Dr (Econ) Mikko J. Ruohonen holds professorship at the University of Tampere and docentship at the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration in Finland. He has worked in the field of information resources strategy since 1984. Besides his teaching and research on information strategies, electronic business, knowledge management and interorganisational learning he is active in several management executive programs such as Executive MBA , TIJO Program for CIOs and Pori Management Development Program by the Tampere University of Technology. He has published four textbooks, over 100 articles and lately prepared an e-business strategy report for the Finnish technology industry. He is the Chairman of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 3.4. and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Extension Studies at the University of Tampere.