Efficient technological strategy is an increasingly important element in industrial profitability. An understanding of networks – the formal and informal web of contacts between suppliers, producers and customers – is vital to the application of such strategy. In this book, first published in 1989, Håkan Håkansson brings together theory and practice to provide the first comprehensive and detailed study of technological development in companies, and the associated interactions with other companies and organizations. This book is ideal for students of business.
Table of Contents
List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1. Technological development and the company 2. The company in a network 3. Technological development in industrial networks 4. Empirical study 5. Corporate network behaviour 6. Resource structure and corporate network behaviour 7. Corporate activities and network behaviour 8. Individual development relationships 9. Technological co-operation and corporate relationships – summary and theoretical implications 10. Network analysis for corporate management 11. Network analysis for industrial policy; Appendix: Questionnaire used in company interviews; Bibliography; Index