Conceptual analyses of buyer‐seller interaction in services are rare, particularly with reference to banking and financial services in general. This paper tries to apply the industrial network paradigm to relationships between firms and commercial banks in Portugal. It is argued that relationship banking is complex and embedded in an aggregate structure: banking networks. Three Portuguese case studies of corporate banking relationships are discussed. The paper examines the linkages between banks and factoring firms connected to the corporate banking relationships. It is argued that these linkages are forms of multi‐organizational partnering, in notion very similar to “internal” networks.
Proença, J. and Mota de Castro, L. (2000), "Cross boundary relationships in Portuguese banking and corporate financial services", International Journal of Bank Marketing, Vol. 18 No. 7, pp. 338-346. https://doi.org/10.1108/02652320010359552Download as .RIS
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