Learning to Give in a Network Context: Applying Theories of the Gift to Examine Reciprocal Exchanges in Learning Networks

  • Moheeb Abualqumboz (Speaker)
  • Paul Chan (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


In this paper, we draw on theories of the gift and gift exchange (Mauss, 1954, Bourdieu and Wacquant, 1992) to examine how network participants learn to become generous with one another in three learning network contexts. In this paper, we offer fresh theoretical insights as to how the concept of the gift and gift exchange can enhance our understanding of the mechanics of learning networks. From a practical standpoint, this paper also promises valuable insights into how network participants can reflect on their participation to maximise the benefits reaped from learning networks.
Period21 Jun 2016
Event title23rd European Operations Management Association Conference: Interaction
Event typeConference
Conference number23
LocationTrondheim, NorwayShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational