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

Georg Silber, Josef Fröhlich, Manfred M. Fischer

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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)
    OriginalspracheEnglisch
    ErscheinungsortVienna
    HerausgeberWU Vienna University of Economics and Business
    DOIs
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Okt. 1993

    Publikationsreihe

    ReiheDiscussion Papers of the Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience
    Nummer31/93

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