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. ... aSurvival guidesa for SMEs are to be found for example at http:// www.gdspublishing.com/ic_pdf/bme/gds7.pdf, ... For more details about the Lisbon Plan cf. http://www.europarl.eu.int/summits/lis1_en.htm, accessed in October, 2006.
|Title||:||The Formation Process of SME Networks|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-11-21|