Location Behaviour and Relationship Stability in International Business Networks

Evidence from the Automotive Industry

By Bart Kamp

© 2006 – Routledge

222 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

How do firms work? What networks are involved in driving organizations forward? This series presents titles which look at the dynamics of organizations and the particular effects of different types of business networks. It covers topics such as:

  • Industrial networks
  • Transaction cost economics
  • Organization theory
  • Change and information
  • New theories of the firm.

It considers both the economic, cultural and environmental factors that govern the success and failure of business networks and organizations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS035000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General