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The Formation of inter-organizational networks

Author: Ebers, Mark Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 2002.Language: EnglishDescription: 295 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0198296029Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Formation of Inter-Organizational Networks Contents List of Figures List of Tables List of Abbreviations List of Contributors xvii xviii xix xx I. INTRODUCTION 1 1. Explaining Inter-Organizational Network Formation MARK EBERS 3 II. RESOURCE FLOWS: THE ROLE OF ACTIVITY LINKS 41 43 2. Relationships as Activity Links ANNA DUBOIS AND HÂKAN HÂKANSSON 3. Inter-Firm Responses to Heterogeneity of Demand over Time GEOFF EASTON AND LUIS ARAUJO 66 4. The Network Structure of Inter-Firm Relationships in the Southern Italian Mechanical Industry ALESSANDRO LOMI AND ALESSANDRO GRANDI 95 III. MUTUAL EXPECTATIONS: THE ROLE OF TRUST 111 5. Processes Facilitating Reliance on Trust in Inter-Organizational Networks PETER SMITH RING 113 6. Research and Development Alliances: Ensuring Trust by Mutual Commitments PAUL DE LAAT 146 7. An Economic Model of Inter-Firm Networks MARK CASSON AND HOWARD COX 174 IV. INFORMATION FLOWS: THE ROLE OF CATALYSTS 197 8. Co-ordinating Multi-Firm Innovative Processes: Entrepreneur as Catalyst in Small-Firm Networks ANDREA LIPPARINI AND MAURIZIO SOBRERO 199 9. Leaming through Intermediaries: The Case of Inter-Firm Research Collaborations SUSANNE LÜTZ 220 10. Mixed Mode Operation of Electronic Markets and Hierarchies CHRISTOPHER P. HOLLAND AND GEOFF LOCKETT 238 V. CONCLUSION 263 11. The Forms, Costs, and Development Dynamics of Inter-Organizational Networking MARK EBERS AND ANNA GRANDORI 265 Index 287

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