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Network position and firm performance – The mediating role of innovation

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posted on 04.08.2016, 12:21 by Wilfred Dolfsma, Rene Van der Eijk
Analyzing a unique, domain-similar database including all horticulturalists in a major flower producing country, this paper shows that a firm’s central position in a network significantly improves its financial performance. The effect of strategic positioning in a network is in large part mediated through its enhanced innovativeness. Strategically positioning in a network of firms contributes more to firm performance, both directly as well as indirectly, than other strategic options a firm has available, such as seeking scale, seeking to diversify, pursuing cost advantages, or locating in a cluster.

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  • Loughborough University London

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Technology Analysis & Strategic Management

Volume

xx

Issue

xx

Pages

x - x (x)

Citation

DOLFSMA, W. and VAN der EIJK, R., 2016. Network position and firm performance – The mediating role of innovation. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 29 (6), pp. 556-568.

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© Taylor & Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

19/07/2016

Publication date

2016

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Technology Analysis & Strategic Management on 16 Aug 2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2016.1216095

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0953-7325

eISSN

1465-3990

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en

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