This paper is part of a larger survey of Italian design-intensive furnishings manufacturers that compete by leveraging a network of collaborative relationships with external designers. Among these ¿central firms¿, three are being studied longitudinally, with reference to the following areas of inquiry: organizational vision; partners¿ selection; network management. Here I refer to the last area. Founding on the relational behavior of the three central firms over a (approximately) 30-years time span, I advance that the ability to leverage a ¿dual¿ network architecture, integrating a large ¿periphery¿ of weak ties with a narrow ¿core¿ of strong ties, is a distinctive relational capability of the central firm.

Capaldo, A., Managing strategic networks. The strengths of a core-periphery network architecture, Selected paper, in Founding Conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), (Barcelona (Spain), 21-22 April 2001), European Academy of Management, Barcelona 2001: 1-10 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/36415]

Managing strategic networks. The strengths of a core-periphery network architecture

Capaldo, Antonio
2001

Abstract

This paper is part of a larger survey of Italian design-intensive furnishings manufacturers that compete by leveraging a network of collaborative relationships with external designers. Among these ¿central firms¿, three are being studied longitudinally, with reference to the following areas of inquiry: organizational vision; partners¿ selection; network management. Here I refer to the last area. Founding on the relational behavior of the three central firms over a (approximately) 30-years time span, I advance that the ability to leverage a ¿dual¿ network architecture, integrating a large ¿periphery¿ of weak ties with a narrow ¿core¿ of strong ties, is a distinctive relational capability of the central firm.
Inglese
Founding Conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM)
Founding Conference of the European Academy of Management
Barcelona (Spain)
Selected paper
21-apr-2001
22-apr-2001
Capaldo, A., Managing strategic networks. The strengths of a core-periphery network architecture, Selected paper, in Founding Conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), (Barcelona (Spain), 21-22 April 2001), European Academy of Management, Barcelona 2001: 1-10 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/36415]
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