interfirm network


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interfirm network

A group of related organizations that partner and/or cooperate with each other in order to provide expanded products and services. The Japanese "Keiretsu" is perhaps the best example of an interfirm network. See Keiretsu.
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Interfirm networks are altering the competitive landscape (Parkhe, Wasserman, & Ralston, 2006).
Gulati, 1995; Pisano, 1989), research into the organization of interfirm networks has been scant.
Research scholars have conducted interfirm network research for a few decades.
In other words, structuration theory is a fruitful framework for studies of an interfirm network's evolution, since it captures the agency perspective of sustained dyadic exchange, recognizing that norms of conduct for dyadic exchange are dynamic and co-evolve with the network system over time.
The role of the interfirm network as an information channel and facilitator of knowledge exchange between firms can be significant in the technological context (Powell, Koput, and Smith-Doerr, 1996).
The evolution of interfirm networks: environmental effects on patterns of network change.
Social structure and competition in interfirm networks: The paradox of embeddedness.
Third, broader interfirm networks are the context in which we identify nexus suppliers.
See also Brian Uzzi, Social Structure and Competition in Interfirm Networks: The Paradox of Embeddedness, 42 ADMIN.
Uzzi, B., (1997): "Social Structure and Competition in Interfirm Networks: The Paradox of Embeddedness", Administrative Science Quarterly, 42(1): 35-67
In particular, companies rely more on interfirm networks to access different resources and information in an uncertain environment (Sparrowe et al., 2001; Westphal et al., 2006).