Managing Opportunity Development in Business Networks

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Business opportunity is defined as the deriving force that creates entrepreneurship, change and growth in both SMEs and multinational firms. Business networks provide opportunities and competitive advantage but they also impose constraints on firms. This volume connects opportunity detection with business networks to explore the impact of this combination on the competitive strategies of firms. It will be of use to researchers and PhD candidates working in the field of ...

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Overview

Business opportunity is defined as the deriving force that creates entrepreneurship, change and growth in both SMEs and multinational firms. Business networks provide opportunities and competitive advantage but they also impose constraints on firms. This volume connects opportunity detection with business networks to explore the impact of this combination on the competitive strategies of firms. It will be of use to researchers and PhD candidates working in the field of entrepreneurship, networks, and competitive strategies and advantages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403947697
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/3/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Pervez N. Ghauri is Professor of International Business at the University of Manchester. Amjad Hadjikhani is Professor of Marketing in the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. Jan Johanson is Emeritus Professor of International Business at Uppsala University, Sweden.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION—A. Hadjikhani, P. Ghauri & J. Johanson
• PART 1: OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN BUSINESS NETWORKS: CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT
• Opportunities, Relational Embeddedness and Network Structure—U. Andersson, D.B. Holm & M. Johanson
• The Importance of Competition and Cooperation for the Exploration of Innovation Opportunities—M. Bengtsson, J. Eriksson & S. Kock
• International Entrepreneurial Culture, International Opportunity Perception and Pattern of International Exploitation: Towards an Integrated Model—P. Dimitratos & M.V. Jones
• Subsidiary Business Networks and Opportunity Development in Multinational Enterprises: A Comparison of the Influence of Internal and External Business Networks—M. Yamin
• Value Processes in Industrial Networks: Identifying the Creation of Realization of Value—M. Johanson & T. Wedin
• PART 2: OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
• Business Opportunities, Subsidiaries, and Entrepreneurial Activity—C. Pahlberg & M. Persson
• International Experience and the Recognition of Business Opportunities in Foreign Markets - A Study of SME's International Experience and Choice of Location—J. Hohenthal & J. Lindbergh
• Seize of Opportunities of Being Multinational: A Study of Organizational Rejuvenation, Relationships and Knowledge—M. Adenfelt & K. Lagerström
• Learning Across the Border? Innovations, Knowledge Sharing and Business Opportunities in MNCs—F.L. Cooke
• Network Opportunities and Obstacles in Mergers and Acquisitions: The Role of Resource Embeddedness—E. Baraldi & T. Wedin
• Reputation as Opportunity and Risk—C. Eriksson & J. Lindvall
• PART 3: OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKS
• The Role of Business Opportunity Mediators in the Entrepreneurial Process—B. Berggren & L. Silver
• Opportunity Development for Ongoing Business Relationships—C. Pahlberg & P. Thilenius
• Opportunities and Obstacles in Using IT Systems: Embedding Movex in Edsbyn's Resource Network; E. Baraldi
• Creating New Opportunities from Old Resources through Contextually Determined Information Asymmetries—A. Bengston & S. Åberg
• The Emergence and Exploitation of Opportunities in Business Networks—B. Ståhl
• EPILOGUE
• Opportunity Development in Business Networks—A. Hadjikhani & J. Johanson

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