Learning in dynamic inter-firm networks-the efficacy of multiple contacts

G.M. Duysters, J. Hagedoorn*

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This paper examines the relevance of both efficiency-based and learning-based network behaviour in the context of inter-firm partnering. The effect of these different forms of network behaviour on company performance is analyzed for companies in the international computer industry. Strategies associated with teaming through so-called exploratory networks appear to generate a greater impact on technological performance in a dynamic environment than efficiency strategies through exploitative networks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-548
JournalOrganization Studies
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


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