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dc.contributor.authorHatani, Faith
dc.contributor.authorMcGaughey, Sara L
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:10:46Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:10:46Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-03-31T23:13:53Z
dc.identifier.issn1090-9516
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jwb.2012.09.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/57530
dc.description.abstractIncreasingly, competitive advantage does not reside in a single ?rm's capabilities or resources, but in inter?rm networks that compete with other networks. Recognizing that deployment of the network as a cohesive and coordinated organization is critical when it operates globally, we ask: How does global expansion, in particular entry into emerging markets, affect the cohesion of a large inter?rm network and with what consequences? We examine this question through an evolutionary perspective, conceptualizing the process of variation-selection-replication-retention as one cycle of a network-level routine of global expansion. Movement through the cycle accelerates with high levels of network cohesion such that market entry and foreign establishment may become more rapid. We present a longitudinal analysis of the Toyota Group from founding through to its more recent entry into emerging markets, and identify the dangers of a diversion in any stage of this network routine. Our ?ndings highlight the role uncertainty in the emerging market context and speed-based competition plays in the loss of network cohesion, and point to the ongoing, and possibly increased, importance of the core ?rm's role in maintaining network cohesion and global competitive advantage.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPergamon
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom455
dc.relation.ispartofpageto465
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of World Business
dc.relation.ispartofvolume48
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Business
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150308
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.titleNetwork cohesion in global expansion: An evolutionary view
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcGaughey, Sara L.


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