Many research studies in OM literature have investigated how different kinds of focal firm decisions regarding business vertical relationships (i.e. with both suppliers and buyers) can positively affect firm’s operations performance and thus improve its competitive position. In this paper we extend this genre of study by also considering business horizontal relationships (i.e with competitors and firms that own complementary capabilities) and by considering the impact of business relationships not only on focal firm’s operations performance but also on its resources endowment. We present four cases that describe what are the strategic manager intents (in term of operations performance and resource endowment) when make decisions about both vertical and horizontal business relationships (i.e. networking strategy). Using theory building through case studies, we identify four archetypes of networking strategy. Each type of networking strategy is a unique configuration of the set of networking decisions adopted and the set of strategic objectives pursued.

Riccobono, F., Bruccoleri, M., Perrone, G. (2011). How firms are using networking decisions to achieve strategic objectives: Building theories from four case studies. In 22nd Annual POMS Conference. Reno, NV (USA), April 29- May 3, 2011 (pp.1-41).

How firms are using networking decisions to achieve strategic objectives: Building theories from four case studies

RICCOBONO, Francesca;BRUCCOLERI, Manfredi;PERRONE, Giovanni
2011-01-01

Abstract

Many research studies in OM literature have investigated how different kinds of focal firm decisions regarding business vertical relationships (i.e. with both suppliers and buyers) can positively affect firm’s operations performance and thus improve its competitive position. In this paper we extend this genre of study by also considering business horizontal relationships (i.e with competitors and firms that own complementary capabilities) and by considering the impact of business relationships not only on focal firm’s operations performance but also on its resources endowment. We present four cases that describe what are the strategic manager intents (in term of operations performance and resource endowment) when make decisions about both vertical and horizontal business relationships (i.e. networking strategy). Using theory building through case studies, we identify four archetypes of networking strategy. Each type of networking strategy is a unique configuration of the set of networking decisions adopted and the set of strategic objectives pursued.
Settore ING-IND/35 - Ingegneria Economico-Gestionale
mag-2011
POMS 22nd Annual Conference
Reno, Nevada
41
Riccobono, F., Bruccoleri, M., Perrone, G. (2011). How firms are using networking decisions to achieve strategic objectives: Building theories from four case studies. In 22nd Annual POMS Conference. Reno, NV (USA), April 29- May 3, 2011 (pp.1-41).
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Riccobono, F; Bruccoleri, M; Perrone, G
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