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What Shapes Firm Networks? Cooperative Innovation in Austrian Machine-Tool and Cement Industries

Silber, Georg and Fröhlich, Josef and Fischer, Manfred M. (1993) What Shapes Firm Networks? Cooperative Innovation in Austrian Machine-Tool and Cement Industries. Discussion Papers of the Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience, 31/93. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

Inter-organizational linkages, often referred to as network relationships, are considered to be of increasing importance for the competitive performance of firms, industries and nations. Two hypotheses about the conditions for the emergence of network relationships are derived from the transaction cost approach and discussed in view of two case studies relying on a medium sized machine-tool firm and a medium sized cement firm in Austria. The paper clearly illustrates the necessity to go beyond the transaction cost approach and to take into account factors such as strategic orientation, management skills and organizational issues. (authors' abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Wirtschaftsgeographie und Geoinformatik > Fischer
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 09:45
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2015 10:00
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/4201

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