Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Does size matter?: a study of firm behavior and outcomes in strategic SME networks
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8770-8874
2005 (English)In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, E-ISSN 1758-7840, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 437-453Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - To develop and empirically test a framework on how firm size can matter for firm behavior and performance in strategic networks of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME networks). Design/methodology/approach - Empirical study based on statistical analysis of standardized questionnaires and analysis of interview material from face-to-face interviews with managers in a population of 54 firms that operates in SME networks. Findings - Firm size can be an important determinant for firm performance, and for networking inside and outside the SME network. Different networking behaviors are found to have different roles for pursuing corporate entrepreneurship and for gaining performance effects in interaction with corporate entrepreneurship. Originality/value - Prior research has suggested larger firms as valuable for holding firms in SME networks together, but has not put much effort in explaining why and how, and what they gain from doing this. This study advances these suggestions by showing how larger firms can prosper simultaneously as they bind firms together in these networks. Since firm size may determine networking behavior and outcomes in SME networks, the suitability of a larger vs a smaller firm size for SME network participation is discussed

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 12, no 3, p. 437-453
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4965DOI: 10.1108/14626000510612330Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-24344476091Local ID: 2f88c300-bc27-11db-a46c-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-4965DiVA, id: diva2:977839
Note
Validerad; 2005; 20070214 (evan)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Wincent, Joakim

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Wincent, Joakim
By organisation
Innovation and Design
In the same journal
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 40 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf