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Learning in Dynamic Inter-firm Networks - The Efficacy of Multiple Contacts

  • Hagedoorn,John
  • Duysters,Geert

    (MERIT)

This paper examines the relevance of both an efficiency-based network strategy and a learning-based network strategy in the context of inter-firm partnering. The effect of these different forms of network behaviour on company performance is analysed for companies in the international computer industry. Strategies associated with learning through so-called exploratory networks appear to generate a greater impact on technological performance in a dynamic environment than efficiency strategies through exploitative networks.

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Paper provided by Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series Research Memorandum with number 009.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:unm:umamer:2000009
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