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The Role of Business Networks in Market Development in Sub‐Saharan Africa

Marcel Fafchamps

in Communities and Markets in Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241019
eISBN:
9780191601217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241015.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the role of business networks in market development and community formation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is shown that for firms above a minimum size, relational contracting is the ... More


Partners across Borders: Organizational Learning and the Flagship Firm  

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

The goal of this section is to formulate a conceptual paradigm for a new organisational option for the government of markets and classes. Along with this is the introduction and incorporation of the ... More


e-Business and the New Economy

Manuel Castells

in The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199255771
eISBN:
9780191698279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter defines e-Business as any business activity whose performance of the key operations of management, financing innovation, production, distribution, sales, employee relations, and customer ... More


Canada

Alan M. Rugman

in Governments, Globalization, and International Business

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296058
eISBN:
9780191596209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296053.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Three themes are pursued in this case study on the impact of globalization on Canada. The first is that from a Canadian perspective, globalization means regionalization; by virtue of the FTA ... More


The Canadian Telecommunications Network

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

The authors provide an introduction to the five partners paradigm of business networks as another option for the governance of organisational hierarchies and markets. Such a model is further analysed ... More


The Flagship Firm and the Five Partners Business Network

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

Local and global competitive advantages in the corporate world are made possible by the active involvement of business leaders in the improvement and management of international business networks. ... More


Internalization and Deinternalization: Will Business Networks Replace Multinationals?

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

In order to respond to the question that the title poses, this section enumerates the terms and conditions of business regulations and competitive techniques. These topics are taken into account by ... More


Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D'Cruz

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

The international dimension of business networks has remained relatively unexplored, mainly because international business writers focus upon multinational enterprises and network writers ignore ... More


The Theory of the Flagship Firm

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

A flagship firm is a multinational establishment which has come up with a business network consisting of four major partners: leading providers, clients, competitors, and non-business ... More


Forces of Local Association

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter reviews the main academic and practitioner discussions of what gives chambers their USP. It explores how unity of voice is developed through deliberation. It shows that earlier academic ... More


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