Dynamics of Brokerage Positions in Clusters: Evidence from the Spanish Foodstuffs Industry
AbstractShifting away from traditional approaches orientated towards the analysis of the benefits associated with brokerage, this paper provides valuable insights into the dynamics of this network position and the opportunities to innovate that it provides. Using fine grain micro data collected in a foodstuff Spanish cluster, the evolution of different brokerage profiles is analyzed in depth. It was particularly evident how firm-level characteristics (status, former mediating experience and external openness) and their interactions may generate changes in the different brokerage roles over a period of time. The findings of this work partially validate expectations based on the network dynamics approaches. Status and previous mediating experience facilitate the creation of partnerships, fostering brokerage. Conversely, interaction effects demote brokerage activity at the intra-cluster level, suggesting the selective nature of brokers’ relational behavior. View Full-Text
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Belso-Martínez, J.A.; Expósito-Langa, M.; Mas-Verdú, F.; Molina-Morales, F.X. Dynamics of Brokerage Positions in Clusters: Evidence from the Spanish Foodstuffs Industry. Sustainability 2017, 9, 290.
Belso-Martínez JA, Expósito-Langa M, Mas-Verdú F, Molina-Morales FX. Dynamics of Brokerage Positions in Clusters: Evidence from the Spanish Foodstuffs Industry. Sustainability. 2017; 9(2):290.Chicago/Turabian Style
Belso-Martínez, José A.; Expósito-Langa, Manuel; Mas-Verdú, Francisco; Molina-Morales, F. X. 2017. "Dynamics of Brokerage Positions in Clusters: Evidence from the Spanish Foodstuffs Industry." Sustainability 9, no. 2: 290.
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