The Impact of High Technology on Cooperative Business (Reflections in Microeconomics)

Jirasek, J. (1990). The Impact of High Technology on Cooperative Business (Reflections in Microeconomics). IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-90-060

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Studies in cooperative ventures disclosed a particular frequency of research and manufacturing alliances in the "high" segment of contemporary technologies. It is in this setting where inter-firm efforts flourish, such as joint perfectioning of design and methods, mutual assistance in the development of competitive advantages, horizontal collaborative schemes (e.g., interfirm networking, satellite relationship), unification of technical concepts, standards or certificates, computer integrated interfirm information and logistics, and final producer's and subcontractor's endeavor in continuous business improvement.

Cooperative models in high technology manufacturing challenge the theoretical orthodoxy. Many empirical findings do not correspond with established theories. Conventional conclusions appear ambiguous. Attempts have therefore been undertaken to explain the proliferation of cooperative interfirm behavior on a new theoretical basis.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: East/West Joint Ventures (JTV)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:13

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