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Industrial districts as organizational environments: resources, networks and structures

Popp, A., Toms, S. and Wilson, J. (2006) Industrial districts as organizational environments: resources, networks and structures. Working Paper. Department of Management Studies, University of York , York.

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Abstract

The paper combines economic and sociological perspectives on organizations in order to gain a better understanding of the forces shaping the structures of industrial districts (IDs) and the organizations of which they are constituted. To effect the combination , the resource based view (RBV) and resource dependency theory are combined to explain the evolution of different industry structures. The paper thus extends work by Toms and Filatotchev by spatializing consideration of resource distribution and resource dependence. The paper has important implications for conventional interpretations in the fields of business and organizational history and for the main areas of theory hitherto considered separately, particularly the Chandlerian model of corporate hierarchy as contrasted with the alternative of clusters of small firms coordinated by networks.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: clustering, dynamics, resource-based views, resource dependency
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > The York Management School
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 08:48
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Management Studies, University of York
Refereed: No
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2583

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