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Learning and competence driven product introduction
department of Industrial Engineering and Management Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
School of Engineering and Health Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Learning in Working Life and Educational Settings. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Work and Working Life.
Swerea IVF AB, Mölndal.
2008 (English)In: Swedish Production Symposium,2008, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Competence and the ability to learn are argued to be the only true sustainable advantages, and at the same time waste of knowledge is one of the major wastes during product introduction. There are several aspects of learning that are relevant to discuss in relation to product introduction. In this paper we elaborate on different types of learning that occur, and possibilities for work place learning during product introduction based on experiences from three research projects. Learning that occurs in relation to product introduction involves elements of both adaptive learning and expansive learning. Our results indicate that adaptive learning often is often associated with the work procedures, how activities and tasks are performed, whereas expansive learning is often associated with the tasks solved, the developed technology, etc. Learning occurs in situations were people meet and work together around a task. Product introduction can not be handled by single individuals; co-operation within, and between, various functions during product introduction is essential. Furthermore it is essential that work procedures are identified that support learning and utilization of competence and experiences. Learning has to be a natural and integrated part of the activities associated with product introduction. Keywords: product introduction, transfer of experiences, adaptive learning, expansive learning

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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45356Local ID: 81930OAI: diva2:266218
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2011-01-27

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