Learning together and apart: A model of reciprocal interfirm learning

Academic Article


  • This article reviews the processes involved in interfirm learning and identifies an alternative form of alliance in which the objective is knowledge creation, not knowledge acquisition or transfer. Grounded on theories from sociology (relational governance) and educational psychology (jigsaw), the article develops an evolutionary model in which successive learning cycles of convergence, divergence, and reorientation facilitate knowledge creation and innovation.
  • Authors

  • Lubatkin, Michael
  • Florin, Juan
  • Lane, Peter
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • October 1, 2001
  • Has Subject Area

    Published In

  • Human Relations  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 1353
  • End Page

  • 1382
  • Volume

  • 54
  • Issue

  • 10