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Network embeddedness, specialization choices and performance in investment banking industry

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  • Farina, Vincenzo

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The idea that network structure and embeddedness affect firms’ competitive behavior and performance is not new both in network literature and in strategic management literature. This study recognizes that the possibility to fully exploit network opportunities is depending on firm specialization choices. By analyzing network embeddedness within the European investment banking industry, I find that banks enhance performance by having a central position in their network and that specialization reduces bank’s benefits of having a central position in the network.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 11701.

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Date of creation: 2008
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  1. Stefanelli, Valeria & Matteo, Cotugno, 2010. "An Empirical Analysis on Board Monitoring Role and Loan Portfolio Quality Measurement in Banks," MPRA Paper 29766, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Golonka, Monika, 2011. "Uwarunkowania Kulturowe A Powiązania Międzyfirmowe W Sektorach Globalnych. Perspektywa Empiryczna
    [Culture Factors And Interfirm Ties In Global Sectors. Empirical Perspective]
    ," MPRA Paper 35492, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 22 Oct 2011.

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