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|Title:||Cooperation for Competition: The Formation and Growth of "strategic" Networks in the International Motor Vehicle Industry, 1959-1988|
|Author(s):||Patterson, John Dennis|
|Doctoral Committee Chair(s):||Thomas, Howard|
|Department / Program:||Business Administration|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Subject(s):||Business Administration, Management|
|Abstract:||In this study, interorganizational linkages existing between motor vehicle manufacturers during the thirty years covered by the study are identified and classified into seven categories. Three clustering or network analysis algorithms (CONCOR, EBLOC, and KPLEX) are applied to various matrices for each year to determine groupings of cooperating actors (firms), and groupings of actors filling common roles or niches within the industry. The study attempts to develop measures of network cooperative activity, turnover, domain similarity, and power asymmetry, and develops several hypotheses with respect to these measures and profitability, market share, and stability which are intended to test the validity of Jarillo's (1988) "strategic networks" concept.
The study's findings indicate that, in the industry studied, the number and complexity of interorganizational linkages has significantly increased over time. Additionally, it supports prior work arguing that strategic alliances are defensive measures and that technological change is positively associated with the formation of cooperative linkages with other firms. Finally, the study supports prior work (Jones & Womack, 1986; Neupert & Hill, 1989) indicating that the world motor vehicle industry has undergone, or is undergoing a fourth transformation.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2014-12-17|
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