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Towards a comprehensive SCP‐model for analysing strategic networks/alliances

Mats B. Klint (Department of Social Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden)
Ulf Sjöberg (Department of Economics, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden)

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

ISSN: 0960-0035

Article publication date: 1 June 2003



This paper is focused on the elaboration of a comprehensive model for the analysis and understanding of strategic networks/alliances, by using the classic: structure‐conduct‐performance‐paradigm. The intention in developing such a comprehensive model is to identify factors and/or elements, which may be considered more relevant than other factors, in the creation and maintenance of strategic networks/alliances. With the model it should be possible to describe that the performance of the joint actions, such as general success of the network cooperation, the profits achieved by individual companies, or the appreciation perceived by the individual, are functions of conduct, such as interaction, exchange of knowledge and adaptation. These factors are in turn governed by structural phenomena, which are discussed in the paper. Different dimensions, levels of aggregation as well as sequences of cause and effects in the process of creating and managing strategic networks/alliances, is included and discussed in the paper.



Klint, M.B. and Sjöberg, U. (2003), "Towards a comprehensive SCP‐model for analysing strategic networks/alliances", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 33 No. 5, pp. 408-426.




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