Small Firm Networks – The Case of Industrial Districts in Japan
Matsumoto, Atsunori; Colovic, Ana (2002), Small Firm Networks – The Case of Industrial Districts in Japan, 2nd Competition and Cooperation Conference, 2002-09, Vaxjo, Suède
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference title2nd Competition and Cooperation Conference
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Abstract (EN)The present research examines small-firm networks in Japanese industrial districts. We propose and discuss the typology of these networks. Special attention is paid to horizontal networks, characterised by enhanced co-operation and competition between small firms. We analyse these networks from the perspective of the social embeddedness approach and the resource-based view. We argue that the horizontal form is the most appropriate network form for small-sized firms. In the concluding section some of the limits of the paper and future research directions are outlined.
Subjects / Keywordssmall-sized firms; Japan; networks
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