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SMEs' Networking Capability and International Performance

Interfirm Networks: Theory, Strategy, and Behavior

ISBN: 978-1-78052-024-7, eISBN: 978-1-78052-025-4

ISSN: 1069-0964

Publication date: 24 August 2011


This study provides managers and policy makers with an improved understanding of the contingent effects of networks to highlight situations where networks might have limited, zero, or even negative effects on business outcomes. The study cautions against the tendency to interpret networks as universally beneficial to business development and performance outcomes.



Kenny, B. and Fahy, J. (2011), "SMEs' Networking Capability and International Performance", Baxter, R. and Woodside, A.G. (Ed.) Interfirm Networks: Theory, Strategy, and Behavior (Advances in Business Marketing and Purchasing, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 199-376.



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