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Interfirm Networks : Organization and Industrial Competitiveness - Anna Grandori

Interfirm Networks

Organization and Industrial Competitiveness

By: Anna Grandori (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th August 1999
ISBN: 9780415204040
Number Of Pages: 336

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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

List of Tables and Figures
List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Interfirm networks: organizational mechanisms and economic outcomes
Differentiated interests, coordination mechanisms and fairness outcomes
The rules of the game in industrial districtsp. 17
The fairness properties of interfirm networksp. 41
Inside partnership, Trust, opportunism and cooperation in the European automobile industryp. 67
Differentiated competences, coordination mechanisms and learning outcomes
The dynamic efficiency of networksp. 91
Interorganizational relations in the Modena biomedical industry: a case study in local economic developmentp. 120
Industry clusters as commercial, knowledge and institutional networks: opto-electronics in six regions in the UK, USA and Germanyp. 151
Organizational learning and the role of the network broker in small-firm manufacturing networksp. 185
Dangerous liaisons: sharing knowledge within research and development alliancesp. 208
The externalities of networks
The costs of networked organizationp. 237
Credit rationing among small-firm networks in the London and New York garment industriesp. 263
The dark side of dense networks: from embeddedness to indebtednessp. 276
Japanese interfirm networks: 'high trust' or 'relational access'?p. 303
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780415204040
ISBN-10: 0415204046
Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organization and Networks, 11
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 12th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1