Industrial development as discursive change: A case of symbiotic learning

  • Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen University of Agder, Norway


The Eyde Cluster is a network of companies at Agder seeking to enhance sustainabledevelopment through vocational training. A dialogical approach is taken to developing anew discourse, using principles of communicative organisational change. There isdiscussion of a more bottom up approach, in line with Workplace Innovation. The paperargues for balancing formal education and vocational training in a way that createssymbiotic learning.