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The theory of the flagship firm

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  • Rugman, Alan
  • D'Cruz, Joseph

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A flagship firm is defined as a multinational enterprise which has taken on the strategic leadership of a business network consisting of four other partners: key suppliers, key customers, selected competitors and the non-business infrastructure. Successful flagship firms need to foster trust and develop collaborative relationships with their partners.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Management Journal.

Volume (Year): 15 (1997)
Issue (Month): 4 (August)
Pages: 403-412

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  1. José María Cubillo & Julio Cerviño, 2004. "Export Learning Process in Local Supplier Networks," Business Economics Working Papers wb042910, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
  2. Phelps, Nicholas A. & Stillwell, John C.H. & Wanjiru, Roseline, 2009. "Broken Chain? AGOA and Foreign Direct Investment in the Kenyan Clothing Industry," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 314-325, February.
  3. José Mª. Cubillo Pinilla, 2003. "Market Access Spillovers: An Empirical Approach to the Flagship Firm Effect," Business Economics Working Papers wb032506, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
  4. Paul L. Robertson & David Jacobson & Richard N. Langlois, 2008. "Innovation Processes and Industrial Districts," Working papers 2008-03, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.

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