Interfirm networks [electronic resource] : organization and industrial competitiveness / edited by Anna Grandori.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
- Routledge studies in business organization and networks ; 11.
Routledge studies in business organization and networks ; 11
1 online resource (334 p.)
- Business networks.
- Electronic books.
- This volume examines the nature of interfirm networks and their role in promoting industrial competitiveness. Where previous work in this area has tended to be descriptive, the distinguished contributors to this volume present a balanced theoretical and empirical approach to interfirm networking drawing on a variety of international case studies. Issues covered include:* The role of networks in regulating conflict and producing co-operation* The role of networks in developing knowledge and competences* Network governance and conflict intensive networks
- Cover; Interfirm Networks: Organization and Industrial Competitiveness; Copyright; Contents; Tables and Figures; Contributors; Introduction: Interfirm networks: Organizational mechanisms and economic outcomes; Part 1 Differentiated interests, coordination mechanisms and fairness outcomes; 1 The rules of the game in industrial districts; 2 The fairness properties of interfirm networks; 3 Inside partnership: Trust, opportunism and cooperation in the European automobile industry; Part 2 Differentiated competences, coordination mechanisms and learning outcomes
4 The dynamic efficiency of networks5 Interorganizational relations in the Modena biomedical industry: A case study in local economic development; 6 Industry clusters as commercial, knowledge and institutional networks: Opto-electronics in six regions in the UK, USA and Germany; 7 Organizational learning and the role of the network broker in small-firm manufacturing networks; 8 Dangerous liaisons: Sharing knowledge within research and development alliances; Part 3 The externalities of networks; 9 The costs of networked organization
10 Credit rationing among small-firm networks in the London and New York garment industries11 The dark side of dense networks: From embeddedness to indebtedness; 12 Japanese interfirm networks: 'High-trust' or relational access'?; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Grandori, Anna.
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