Learning entrepreneurs as experts

P.M. Gielen, A. Hoeve, A.F.M. Nieuwenhuis

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This paper concerns agricultural entrepreneurs involved in organizing their learning towards developing innovative and learning enterprises. In high-tech sectors, such as Dutch agriculture, this learning and innovative capacity is particularly essential for economie survival. Reviewing the literature we concluded that innovation can be seen as informal learning processes, in which social networks play an important role. Workers learn by sharing knowledge in the working team, and employers learn by creating networks of colleagues and advisors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-116
JournalJournal of Agricultural Education and Extension
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • extension education
  • learning activities
  • teachers
  • entrepreneurship
  • agricultural extension


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