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Transferring Good Practice beyond Organizational Borders: Lessons from Transferring an Entrepreneurship Programme

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  • Magnus Klofsten
  • Peter Heydebreck
  • Dylan Jones-Evans
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    Klofsten M., Heydebreck P. and Jones-Evans D. Transferring good practice beyond organizational borders: lessons from transferring an entrepreneurship programme, Regional Studies. This paper examines the transfer of a 'good practice' entrepreneurship initiative from Linkoping in Sweden to nine other regions. It shows that the success of transferring 'good practice' is dependent on various preconditions in respect of the sender and recipient systems, as well as the interaction between these two systems. These include an openness to continue the learning process and adapting the knowledge to be transferred to local conditions. A long-term commitment by both parties is also required which derives not only from the role of institutions, but also from enthusiastic individuals who drive the transfer process and sustainably link the systems after the initial transfer. [image omitted] Klofsten M., Heydebreck P. et Jones-Evans D. Le transfert des meilleures pratiques au-dela des frontieres organisationnelles: des lecons a tirer du transfert d'un programme favorisant l'esprit d'entreprise, Regional Studies. Cet article cherche a examiner le transfert des 'meilleures pratiques', sous forme d'une initiative favorisant l'esprit d'entreprise, de Linkoping en Suede a neuf autres regions. On montre que reussir a transferer les 'meilleures pratiques' depend des conditions prealables differentes pour ce qui est du systeme de la zone d'origine et celui de la zone d'accueil, aussi bien que de l'interaction entre ces deux systemes. Celles-la comprennent etre pret a developper l'apprentissage et a adapter la connaissance a transferer aux conditions locales. Il faut aussi un engagement a long terme des deux parties qui remonte non seulement du role des institutions, mais aussi des individus enthousiastes qui pilotent le processus de transfert et relient durablement les systemes suite au transfert initial. Esprit d'entreprise Transfert de la connaissance Systemes d'apprentisage Meilleures pratiques Esprit d'entreprise academique Klofsten M., Heydebreck P. und Jones-Evans D. Ubertragung guter Praxis uber organisationelle Grenzen hinweg: Lektionen aus der Ubertragung eines Programms fur Unternehmertum, Regional Studies. In diesem Beitrag uberprufen wir die Ubertragung einer Unternehmensinitiative fur 'gute Praxis' von Linkoping in Schweden nach neun anderen Regionen. Wie sich zeigt, hangt der Erfolg einer Ubertragung 'guter Praxis' von verschiedenen Vorbedingungen hinsichtlich der Systeme des Senders und Empfangers sowie von den Wechselwirkungen zwischen diesen beiden Systemen ab. Zu diesen Vorbedingungen gehort eine Bereitschaft zur Fortsetzung des Lernprozesses und zur Anpassung des ubertragenen Wissens an die Bedingungen vor Ort. Ebenso ist ein langfristiges Engagement beider Seiten erforderlich, das sich nicht nur aus der Rolle der Institutionen ableitet, sondern auch von enthusiastischen Einzelpersonen gefordert wird, die den Ubertragungsprozess vorantreiben und die Systeme nach der ersten Ubertragung dauerhaft miteinander verknupfen. Unternehmertum Wissensubertragung Lernsysteme Beste Praxis Akademisches Unternehmertum Klofsten M., Heydebreck P. y Jones-Evans D. Transferir buenas practicas tras las fronteras organizativas: lecciones de traspasar un programa empresarial, Regional Studies. En este articulo analizamos la transferencia de una iniciativa empresarial de 'buenas practicas' de Linkoping en Suecia a otras nueve regiones. Se demuestra que el exito de transferir 'buenas practicas' depende de diferentes precondiciones con respecto a los sistemas del emisor y el receptor, asi como de la interaccion entre estos dos sistemas. Estas precondiciones incluirian la disposicion a continuar el proceso de aprendizaje y adaptar el conocimiento que se transferira a las condiciones locales. Tambien es necesario un compromiso a largo plazo por ambas partes que surja no solo del rol de las instituciones sino tambien de individuos entusiastas que estimulen el proceso de transferencia y enlacen de modo sostenible los sistemas despues de la transferencia inicial. Empresariado Transferencia del conocimiento Sistemas de aprendizaje Buenas practicas Empresariado academico

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 44 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 791-799

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    Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Knowledge transfer; Learning systems; Best practice; Academic entrepreneurship;

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