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dc.contributor.authorHanna, V
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, K
dc.date.available2014-05-21T20:59:54Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-01
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000256470200002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=d4d813f4571fa7d6246bdc0dfeca3a1c
dc.identifier.citationHanna, V. & Walsh, K. (2008). Interfirm cooperation among small manufacturing firms. INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS JOURNAL, 26 (3), pp.299-321. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242608088740.
dc.identifier.issn0266-2426
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/27970
dc.descriptionC1 - Refereed Journal Article
dc.description.abstract<jats:p> This article evaluates interfirm cooperation among small manufacturing firms. Networks of small firms work together on numerous activities such as marketing, procurement or manufacturing; however, are certain `enablers' necessary for successful cooperation? To answer this question networking activities among small manufacturers were investigated. Over the course of 12 months 23 in-depth interviews were conducted: 7 with network brokers (network brokers identify opportunities, bring small firms together and facilitate cooperation), 2 with small firm business associations with an acknowledged stance on the benefits of small firm cooperation and 14 with small firms engaged in interfirm cooperation. These semi-structured discussions explored the key characteristics of successful networks, the motives for initiating a cooperative relationship, how firms managed appropriation concerns and how they coordinated tasks.The findings indicate a clear demarcation between networking activities that are led by brokers and those that are created of the participating firms' own volition. </jats:p>
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
dc.subjectBusiness and Management
dc.titleInterfirm cooperation among small manufacturing firms
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0266242608088740
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentInformation Systems
melbourne.source.titleInternational Small Business Journal
melbourne.source.volume26
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pages299-321
melbourne.publicationid110609
melbourne.elementsid306407
melbourne.contributor.authorHANNA, VICTORIA
melbourne.internal.ingestnoteAbstract bulk upload (2017-07-20)
dc.identifier.eissn1741-2870
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