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Creating a Regional Learning Environment for Accelerating Company Development and Growth
journal contributionposted on 2017-06-05, 06:12 authored by Pratt, Trevor, Morrison, Michael, Sohal, Amrik
This paper sets out the research and thinking associated with the development of a proposal to use a Regional Identity Collaborative model as a long term solution to accelerate the development and growth of industry companies. The issue of industry support for development and growth was identified in research interviews and discussion with companies in the Moorabbin project - a regional industry development research project being conducted in the Moorabbin area. The paper is presented in the context of using Systems Thinking and Learning Organisation theory in a regional structure. The paper uses the results and experiences of the Moorabbin Project research to define the perimeter of the situation in the Region. It then draws on people and organisational learning behaviour to develop a Revised Industry Collaborative (RIC) model to support companies in the region. The paper concludes with a review of the potential of the trial implementation of the model and identifies some of the impediments and critical success factors for the implementation of the model.