Partnership-based Learning and Knowledge Modes in Transition Settings: NGO Case Study Taxonomy

Mariana Bogdanova

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The paper addresses the practice of learning and knowledge-handling as partially based on a interorganisationalrelationship between non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The research exploresthe knowledge acquired and learning occurring in the process of NGOs developing their identitiesand practices in a transition context in Bulgaria by focusing on the context of the relationships theyhave with western partner organisations (from a learner’s perspective). The research employsgrounded theory and multiple qualitative case study design. Outputs presented include emergingthemes for each of the four cases and cross-case taxonomy. Themes relevant to learning andknowledge have been augmented whereas the sector-specific and identity-specific themes havebeen muted. Dimensions developed from emerging case themes are around three concepts -‘knowledge production modes’ (information handling, primary knowledge produced), ‘learningpractice’ (adapted/ adopted practice/language, degree of practice translatability) and ‘knowledgesharing modes’ (reliance on home/international networks).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference 2013 (BAM 2013) - Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201312 Sep 2013


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference 2013 (BAM 2013)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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