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Verkostoitumisen yhteys yritysten kannattavuuteen ja kasvuun: empiirisiä havaintoja


  • Pajarinen, Mika
  • Rouvinen, Petri


Even though inter-firm networking is often argued to be among the factors enhancing business performance, empirical research on the topic is scarce. We exploit Eurostats and Statistic Finlands pilot survey on inter-enterprise relations to study the issue. Our uni- and multivariate analysis does not suggest that there is a statistically significant positive or negative relationship between a firms networking activities and its profitability or growth. We conclude that networking is not a panacea; it does not boost performance automatically or independently. Its possible benefits depend on how it is organized and conducted. Keywords : Inter-firm networking, business collaboration, outsourcing, profitability, growth.

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  • Pajarinen, Mika & Rouvinen, Petri, "undated". "Verkostoitumisen yhteys yritysten kannattavuuteen ja kasvuun: empiirisiä havaintoja," Discussion Papers 1118, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
  • Handle: RePEc:rif:dpaper:1118

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    verkostoituminen; yritysyhteistyö; ulkoistaminen; kannattavuus; kasvu;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • 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
    • L24 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance

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