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Interfirm Linkages and the Vertical Structure and Dynamics of the Danish Trucking and Congress Tourism Industries

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  • Henrik Sorrn-Friese
  • Søren Henning Jensen

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This paper questions the overall role of interfirm linkages in industrial dynamics. Studying Danish trucking and congress tourism, the paper addresses a number of particular questions concerning how industry responds to changing conditions. In trucking, the important interfirm linkages are pecuniary and entails nontrivial exchange among multiple dispersed agents, while in congress tourism Inter-organizational linkages are more strategic, with the activities of multiple agents forming together into products, without direct exchange.

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  • Henrik Sorrn-Friese & Søren Henning Jensen, 2006. "Interfirm Linkages and the Vertical Structure and Dynamics of the Danish Trucking and Congress Tourism Industries," DRUID Working Papers 06-33, DRUID, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy/Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:aal:abbswp:06-33
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    Keywords

    Industrial dynamics and evolution; inter-organizational linkages; vertical industry structure and division of labor; trucking; tourism;

    JEL classification:

    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology

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