Triadic dependencies in business networks

Göran Svensson (School of Business and Engineering, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden)

European Business Review

ISSN: 0955-534X

Publication date: 1 October 2004


The author argues that the unidirectional measurement and evaluation of the dependence in a specific relationship is not enough to understand the existing dependence between two actors in a dyadic relationship, but a bi‐directional approach may be necessary. Furthermore, a bi‐directional approach may not always be sufficient to understand the dependencies in a specific relationship. The incorporation of a third actor may improve the understanding of dependencies in dyadic business relationships. Therefore, a method is applied to analyze the dynamics of dependence in triadic business networks.



Svensson, G. (2004), "Triadic dependencies in business networks", European Business Review, Vol. 16 No. 5, pp. 473-493.



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