The Formation Process of SME Networks

The Formation Process of SME Networks

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Marita Haas claims that social processes are decisive for the success of SME networks and creates a phase concept based on group theory that describes how owners of small enterprises enter into a cooperation. The framework is applied to three network formation cases in Austria, Belgium and Turkey. The author shows that group theory is a useful tool to understand and anticipate processes in networked organizations and indicates that the group formation process must be accomplished before a network will be able to create benefits.Based on the development of the concept and the appropriate application for SMEs, the model of a Cooperative Network ... policies on an international and national level support their business and enhance cooperation between smaller corporations. ... a€œSurvival guidesa€ for SMEs are to be found for example at http://, ... For more details about the Lisbon Plan cf., accessed in October, 2006.

Title:The Formation Process of SME Networks
Author:Marita Haas
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-11-21


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