Abstract

This research addresses what motivates entrepreneurs to engage and sustain engagement with learning networks over time. Learning networks are characterised by small groups of entrepreneurs coming together to learn from/with each other to develop their businesses (Alasoini, 2008). They are an effective means of entrepreneurial development due to the dominance of peer learning; entrepreneurs perceive increased validity from knowledge gleaned from their entrepreneurial peers (Kutzhanova, Lyons and Lichtenstein, 2009). Bessant and Tsekouras (2001) highlighted the need for the dynamic nature of learning network development to be captured.

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