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Do Inter-Firm Networks Make Access to Finance Easier? Issues and Empirical Evidence

  • Domenico Scalera

    (Universit… del Sannio)

  • Alberto Zazzaro


    (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, MoFiR)

Does participation in inter-firm networks make access to credit easier for firms? Is finance a motivation driving the formation of inter-firm networks? During the last twenty years these two questions have been hotly debated by economists both theoretically and empirically. In this paper, we selectively review the literature on inter-firm networking, internal capital markets and access to external credit.

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