A strategic framework for firm networks in manufacturing industry: An empirical survey

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Abstract

Firm networking is becoming more and more the most important competitive strength in nowadays competitive environment. Such an evidence is partially neglected by the classical strategic analysis offirms competitiveness which mainly looks at the firm strength and weakness not in relationship with its capacity to build competitive networks. For such a reason, in the last years, many theoretical approacheshave stressed the importance of networks to gain competitive advantage. In this paper, the most significant theories on firm networking are reviewed and an innovative strategic framework that mainlyunderlies at firm networks organisation is proposed. Very briefly, it is argued that networks are differently organised according to three basic strategic objectives: to gain efficiency; to collect knowledge; to pursue globalization. The proposed framework has been tested within the manufacturingindustry through an empirical survey conducted on 93 case studies.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)387-390
Numero di pagine4
RivistaCIRP ANNALS
Volume58
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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