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Small Firm Networking and Economies in Transition: An Overview of Theories, Issues and Policies


  • Vojmir Franicevic

    (Faculty of Economics, Zagreb)

  • Will Bartlett

    (School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK)


The paper presents a literature review of small firms networks and the policies which have been designed to support and promote them. It provides an assessment of such networks as a form of inter-firm co-operation. It also develops a typology within which different approaches to network supporting policies can be assessed. Finally it discusses the applicability of such network supporting policies to the transition economies of Eastern Europe

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  • Vojmir Franicevic & Will Bartlett, 2001. "Small Firm Networking and Economies in Transition: An Overview of Theories, Issues and Policies," Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, vol. 4(1), pages 63-90, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:zag:zirebs:v:4:y:2001:i:1:p:63-90

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    1. Musteen, Martina & Francis, John & Datta, Deepak K., 2010. "The influence of international networks on internationalization speed and performance: A study of Czech SMEs," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 45(3), pages 197-205, July.

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    Clusters; Networks; Rent-seeking; Small firms; Transition Economy;

    JEL classification:

    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance


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