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Quality meets structure: Generalized reciprocity and firm-level advantage in strategic networks
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
Kent State University.
Luleå University of Technology.
Imperial College Business School .
2010 (English)In: Journal of Management Studies, ISSN 0022-2380, E-ISSN 1467-6486, Vol. 47, no 4, 597-624 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this paper we extend previous research by combining network structural and network process approaches. Specifically, in a six-year, three-wave study of 41 firms in two strategic networks, we found that the interaction between generalized reciprocity among a focal firm's partners and network tie intensity and betweenness centrality improved firm performance. No influences were observed for the interaction involving degree centrality and generalized reciprocity. Our research suggests that managers in strategic networks may need to consider the balance between relationship-extensive and relationship-intensive strategies.

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Blackwell Publishing Ltd , 2010. Vol. 47, no 4, 597-624 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-33083DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00882.xISI: 000276491600001OAI: diva2:310004
Available from: 2010-04-12 Created: 2010-04-12 Last updated: 2010-04-15Bibliographically approved

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