The connected firm actors in a business network engaged in production activities constitute the production network layer of the business network.
Together with the firm actors, these actors constitute the resource network layer within a particular business network.
The third network layer refers to the network of interconnected human actors in the business network.
Table I A relationship matrix of relational concepts on the three network layers Dimension Network layer Structural Economic Social Production Links Investments Connections network layer Connections Bonds Bonds Resource Ties Investments Connections network Connections Bonds layer Social Links Investments Atmosphere network Connections Bonds layer Trust Commitment
These network layers are the production network layer, resource network layer and a social network layer.
In addition to the three proposed network layers, it would also be possible to identify, for example, infrastructural networks, technological networks and institutional actors and nets in business networks.
A marketing model of three network layers in business networks
Ideally, enterprise testing works over all major network configurations (LANs, WANs, MANs and SANs) and tests all network layers
, including applications.