Inter-Partner Learning for Enhanced Environmental Sustainability

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This paper aims to contribute to the literature on sustainable collaboration by introducing inter-organisational learning and knowledge transfer to the context of environmental interfirm alliances. The objective is to explain why environmental inter-firm alliances lead to enhanced environmental sustainability by reviewing existing literature on inter-firm knowledge transfer, inter-organisational learning and environmental sustainability. In order to explain the development of environmental capabilities and values through inter-partner learning; concepts such as absorptive capacity, disseminative capacity, learning and teaching intent, cognitive distance, exploitation and exploration are introduced.

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference: Joint Session on Sustainable Collaboration/ Inter- Organisational Collaboration: Partnerships, Alliances and Networks/ Sustainable and Responsible Business 1 Introduction - Warwick Business School, Coventry, United Kingdom
Event duration: 5 Sep 20177 Sep 2017


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference
Abbreviated titleBAM2017
CountryUnited Kingdom