Inter-Firm Co-Operative Strategies In The Context Of Discontinuous Technological Change. The Case Of The Uk Optical Communications Systems Industry
At times of discontinuous technological change co-operation represents a viable strategy for both incumbents and new-entrants, provided that the choice of co-operation is consistent with the firm's business strategy (market-pull vs. technology-push) and with its degree of organizational and technological flexibility. Evidence from the UK fibre-optics industry identifies two ideal-types of co-operation, namely structured co-operation - associated with market-pull strategies and lower levels of flexibility - and unstructured co-operation - associated with technology-push strategies and higher levels of flexibility.
|Keywords||co-operative strategy, incumbents, inter-firm relationships, new-entrants, technological discontinuity|
|Publisher||Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)|
Spedale-Latimer, S.. (2002). Inter-Firm Co-Operative Strategies In The Context Of Discontinuous Technological Change. The Case Of The Uk Optical Communications Systems Industry (No. ERS-2002-112-STR). Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/263