Corporate education: Driving aspects towards networked corporate university

Corporate education

Driving aspects towards networked corporate university




Corporate Education System, Evolution Stage of the Corporate Education System, Corporate University, Networked Corporate University, Driving Aspects


This article aims to analyze the maturity evolution process of the stages of the corporate education system, listing the driving aspects of this process. To accomplish it, a qualitative research with a descriptive exploratory approach was carried out through an integrative review. The survey and systematic review were based on the analysis of existing scientific knowledge about "corporate education" and "evolution of the corporate education system". In the end, it is possible to list 25 driving factors for the evolution of the corporate education system to be considered by organizations that intend to reach the last stage of evolution, the Networked Corporate University (NCU), the most contemporary model proposed by the literature. In conclusion, this study brings theoretical contributions advancing on the existing theories and practices, as it can be considered that, when the Corporate Education System evolves towards the NCU stage, it will meet the context requirement that drives it to amplify the vision, beyond human capital, to social and relational capital.


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Author Biography

Patrícia de Sá Freire, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Pedagogue with Specialization in Education Technology, Psycho-pedagogy, and Marketing, Master and Doctor in Engineering and Knowledge Management from Federal University of Santa Catarina(UFSC). She is currently leader of the Engineering of Integration and Knowledge Governance Research Group (ENGIN/CNPQ) of  UFSC, and Counselor of International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM).She has more than 30 years of experience in consulting and has been awarded twice by Make Award among the top 5 Knowledge Management executives in Brazil.


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How to Cite

Silva Neves, M., & de Sá Freire, P. (2021). Corporate education: Driving aspects towards networked corporate university. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 9(4), 61–73.
Received 2021-02-26
Accepted 2021-03-21
Published 2021-04-01


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