Does Temporary Geographical Proximity Predict Learning? Knowledge Dynamics in the Olympic Games

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serval:BIB_983BC1166CF3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Does Temporary Geographical Proximity Predict Learning? Knowledge Dynamics in the Olympic Games
Journal
Regional Studies
Author(s)
Müller M., Stewart A.
ISSN
0034-3404 (Print)
1360-0591 (Online)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Volume
50
Number
3
Pages
377-390
Language
english
Abstract
Müller M. and Stewart A. Does temporary geographical proximity predict learning? Knowledge dynamics in the Olympic Games, Regional Studies. Temporary geographical proximity in the form of face-to-face contact is commonly thought to enhance learning. In a sample of individuals (n = 294) involved in knowledge transfer in the Olympic Games, temporary geographical proximity emerges as a rather weak predictor of learning, although its explanatory value improves when coupled with organized proximity. This association disappears, however, when controlling for other predictors, suggesting that there is no unique effect of temporary geographical proximity on learning. Part of the effect of temporary geographical proximity is mediated through other variables, urging further research into the paths of mediation. Several practical implications for knowledge transfer in mega-events result.
Keywords
Proximity, Learning, Knowledge management, Mega-events, Olympic Games
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