Interlocking directorates' effects on economic system's competitiveness

Michele Simoni (Based in the Department of Business Studies, Parthenope University of Naples, Naples, Italy)
Rosa Caiazza (Based in the Department of Business Studies, Parthenope University of Naples, Naples, Italy)

Business Strategy Series

ISSN: 1751-5637

Publication date: 4 January 2013



Interlocks' network evolves and changes over time. Ties are created and destroyed and firm's position in the network changes. The alternate views on interlocks' evolution existing in literature lead the authors to investigate interlocks' network dynamics through a framework based on structural and qualitative change. This research aims to analyze qualitative and quantitative evolutions of Italian network of interlocks among firms listed on Milan stock exchange.


The paper uses the dynamic network analysis to test the evolution of Italian network of interlocked firms and its consequence for firms' competitiveness


The article evidences interlocking directorates effects on Italian system's competitiveness


This article offers a new perspective of analysis in interlocking directorates' evolution



Simoni, M. and Caiazza, R. (2013), "Interlocking directorates' effects on economic system's competitiveness", Business Strategy Series, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 30-35.

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