How Nigerien SMEs can build internal competencies by learning from their partners: the case of 2isoft
Tahirou younoussi Meda Adama

One of the major challenges faced by SMEs in an uncertain environment is to constantly innovate to survive and grow. In this context, building competencies through inter-organizational learning is one of the most recommended solutions. The purpose of this paper is to understand this phenomenon based on a case study using a Nigerien high-tech SME. The results show the difficulties of partners’ cooperation, tacit knowledge acquisition and exploitation. They also reveal the ability of some SMEs to qualitatively change their stock of resources through the development of existing competencies or the creating of new ones.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/smq.v4n4a5