What is it about?

Network managers work hard to make their business networks develop and consolidate in the market. Unfortunately statistics show a high rate of failure among such organizations. Many experts say that it's easier to create a business network than make it work. Our study compares two business networks that followed different development patterns and offers interesting insights to scholars and practitioners.

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Why is it important?

This study sheds new lights on the reasons behind network development. By reading this paper network managers may get specific insights on how to make their business networks follow a positive development pattern. Scholars may also profit from this paper as it adds new knowledge on the dynamics of cooperation and the impact of public support for network development.

Perspectives

Writing this article with my colleagues was a great pleasure because it allowed us to compare cases from two different countries (a developing and a developed one) and jointly discuss the reasons behind the success and the failure of the business networks.

Dr Douglas Wegner
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This page is a summary of: The development dynamics of business networks, International Journal of Emerging Markets, January 2018, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijoem-12-2016-0332.
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