The Effect of Alliance Block Membership on Innovative Performance
Abstract[eng] The role of social networks in innovation diffusion remains a strategic question. In former works, we have introduced a relational learning, based on hebbian rule, that leads to a critical state, in which few agents reach structural positions of opinion leaders. In this paper, we show that the self-organization of an influence network, through social learning, is not a monotonie process, from the point of view of structural characteristics as well as of its diffusion performances. The notion of intermediarity, which derives directly from the concept of network, appears necessary to decrypt this evolution. By introducing the role of "weak ties" in the diverse diffusion regimes it is then possible to bring a new understan-ding of the phenomenon. [fre] Cet article explore la relation entre appartenance Ã un bloc d'alliance et performance d'innovation dans un rÃ©seau inter-organisationnel Ã base technologique, dans une perspective longitudinale. L'appartenance Ã un bloc d'alliance ou Ã un sous-groupe cohÃ©sif de firmes peut Ãªtre considÃ©rÃ©e comme l'une des formes les plus solides de l'encastrement social. On peut attendre que la performance d'innovation d'une firme soit dÃ©pendante de sa position dans diffÃ©rentes configurations de rÃ©seau dans lesquelles elle est impliquÃ©e, ainsi que de la nature, radicale ou incrÃ©mentale, du changement technique. AprÃ¨s avoir discutÃ© de ces diverses inter-dÃ©pendances, nous mettrons en Ã©vidence quelques propositions de base sur les effets de l'appartenance Ã un bloc d'alliance sur la performance d'innovation selon les conditions prÃ©valantes du changement technique.
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- Geert Duysters & John Hagedoorn & Charmianne Lemmens, 2003. "The effect of alliance block membership on innovative performance," Revue d'Économie Industrielle, Programme National Persée, vol. 103(1), pages 59-70.
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