£
Firm Mobility and Organizational Networks

Hardback

Firm Mobility and Organizational Networks

Innovation, Embeddedness and Economic Geography

9781847202451 Edward Elgar Publishing
Joris Knoben, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Publication Date: 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84720 245 1 Extent: 192 pp
Joris Knoben illustrates that the number of firm relocations has grown steadily and considerably over recent decades, and at the same time, relationships between organizations have become more important to firm performance. It is often argued that such relationships require geographical stability, and the author therefore explores how these two seemingly contradictory observations can be reconciled. Insights from economic geography and organization science are utilized to develop a multidisciplinary firm-level perspective on the causes and consequences of firm relocation.

Copyright & permissions

Recommend to librarian

Your Details

Privacy Policy

Librarian Details

Download leaflet

Print page

More Information
Contents
More Information
Joris Knoben illustrates that the number of firm relocations has grown steadily and considerably over the last decade and, at the same time, relationships between organizations have become more important to firm performance. It is often argued that these relationships require geographical stability, and so the author explores how these two seemingly contradictory observations can be reconciled.

Insights from economic geography and organization science are utilized to develop a multidisciplinary firm-level perspective on the causes and consequences of firm relocation. Subsequently, this framework is tested empirically. The results show that incorporating the level of embeddedness as well as the spatial mobility of firms into a single framework leads to significantly better explanations of both the spatial behavior of firms as well as of the outcomes of this behavior. All-in-all, the findings indicate that there is a tradeoff between spatial mobility and inter-organizational stability.

This multidisciplinary perspective on the relations between organizational networks, spatial firm mobility, and firm performance will be of great interest to a range of scholars, including organization scientists, regional scientists and economic geographers and, managers of relocating companies as well as consultants in this field.
Contents
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Effects of Firm Relocation on Firm Performance: State of the Art and Directions for Future Research 3. Radical Changes in Inter-organizational Network Structures: The Longitudinal Gap 4. Proximity and Inter-organizational Collaboration: A Literature Review and Beyond 5. Research Approach and Data Collection 6. A Relational Account of the Causes of Firm Relocation 7. The Effects of Firm Relocation on Firm Performance 8. Conclusions References Index
eBook for individuals
978 1 78254 399 2
From $40.00
Click here for options
eBook options

Available for individuals to buy from these websites

Or recommend to your institution to acquire on Elgaronline
  • Buy as part of an eBook subject collection - flexible options available
  • Downloading and printing allowed
  • No limits on concurrent user access, ideal for course use
My Cart