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Firm networks: external relationships as sources for the growth and competitiveness of entrepreneurial firms

Lechner, Christian and Dowling, Michael (2003) Firm networks: external relationships as sources for the growth and competitiveness of entrepreneurial firms. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 15 (1), pp. 1-26.

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Abstract

Inter-firm networks, as an inter-organizational form, are increasingly perceived as a model for entrepreneurial firm growth. We study egocentric networks of high-growth entrepreneurial firms in the IT industry and explore how these firms grow through the use of external relations and become competitive. Based on case study research, we identify that firms are using relations for a variety of ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2003
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre > Lehrstuhl für Innovations- und Technologiemanagement (Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling)
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10.1080/08985620210159220DOI
Keywords:Networking; Inter-firm Networks; Entrepreneurship; Growth Management; Firm Development
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Published
Refereed:Unknown
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Item ID:5376
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