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Title: Network position and firm performance – The mediating role of innovation
Authors: Dolfsma, Wilfred
Van der Eijk, Rene
Keywords: Innovation
Firm strategies
Network position
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: DOLFSMA, W. and VAN der EIJK, R., 2016. Network position and firm performance – The mediating role of innovation. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 29 (6), pp. 556-568.
Abstract: Analyzing a unique, domain-similar database including all horticulturalists in a major flower producing country, this paper shows that a firm’s central position in a network significantly improves its financial performance. The effect of strategic positioning in a network is in large part mediated through its enhanced innovativeness. Strategically positioning in a network of firms contributes more to firm performance, both directly as well as indirectly, than other strategic options a firm has available, such as seeking scale, seeking to diversify, pursuing cost advantages, or locating in a cluster.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Technology Analysis & Strategic Management on 16 Aug 2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2016.1216095
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2016.1216095
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22198
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2016.1216095
ISSN: 0953-7325
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