Transnational learning through local experimenting:

the creation of dynamic complementarities between economy and society

TRANSLEARN is an EU funded research project.

With globalisation advanced through mergers, acquisitions and outsourcing, and work constantly being changed by new technology and organizational practices, EU citizens frequently find themselves in unforeseen and unusual situations, which call for their experimental ingenuity and entrepreneurship.

The overall objective of the Translearn project is to develop a road map for transnational learning for how citizens in different socioeconomic models can make experimental use of existing institutions, create new governance modes and collaborative partnerships across sectors, levels and divisions of interests.

Core findings from the project are reported in the following book:
Nordic Capitalisms and Globalization. New Forms of Economic Organization and Welfare Institutions, edited by Professor Peer Hull Kristensen, Copenhagen Business School, and Professor Kari Lilja, Aalto University School of Economics.

This book investigates how and why welfare services, active labour market institutions, and public policies were re-combined into enabling and risk-sharing mechanisms to stimulate innovation, and how this made it possible for firms to change their work organization and pursue highly rewarding and distinctive globalization strategies. Through detailed analysis of Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, this book reveals the dynamics and transformations of their national business systems, and the emerging new patterns of interaction between firms, labour markets, and institutions. It will be a valuable addition to the literature on social innovation and institutional entrepreneurship.

Translearn received funding from the EU Sixth Framework Programme.

Type of Project: Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP)
Project Number: 028663

Duration: 1 April 2006 - 31 March 2009
Project budget (EU contribution): 1200000€

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In April 2006, a new EU funded research project was launched with the title "Transnational learning through local experimenting" (Translearn). The partners come from Denmark (Copenhagen Business School -CBS), Finland (Helsinki School of Economics - HSE), Norway (Norwegian School of Management (BI) and NIFUSTEP research institute), Slovenia (Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, FELU) and Sweden (Luleå University of Technology - LTU). HSE acts as the coordinator of the project. The duration of the project is three years.






















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