Location Behaviour and Relationship Stability in International Business Networks
Evidence from the Automotive Industry
This new book investigates how the relationships of international business networks (one buyer-multiple suppliers) develop over time, looking at the geographical angle as well as an actor composition point of view.
Bart Kamp presents a framework that reveals what business-to-business (b2b) factors explain buyer-supplier co-location patterns, making it possible to predict the geographical behaviour of suppliers, and also assesses whether longevity is truly the deep-rooted feature of international b2b network relationships that it is often claimed to be.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Theoretical and Empirical Research Literature Review 3. Conceptual Framework and Hypotheses 4. Empirical Research Methodology and Reporting Structure 5. Empirical Results with Respect to Volkswagen Navarra 6. Empirical Results with Respect to FASA-Renault Valladolid 7. Discussion of Research Results and Conclusions Bibliography. Appendix A: Assessment of Longevity, Change Types and Nationalities Involved in the Research Cases