Management of international manufacturing networks and technology: Comparison of 8 case studies

O. Ozdenli, D.J. Bennett

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Abstract

Despite the growing interest in manufacturing networks most research in the area has only involved large companies. This paper considers specifically the role of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). It examines some of the theories and previous research into the rationale and operation of networks. It then uses eight case studies of SME network connections for international manufacturing to explore their different structures and characteristics. The results show how these are determined by the role of the network as well as the time it has been established while national characteristics and level of country development appear to be secondary factors. International manufacturing networks influence the behaviour of the firm in management of technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th international conference on management of technology
EditorsT. Khalil
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2005
Event14th International Conference on Management of Technology - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 22 May 200526 May 2005

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Management of Technology
Abbreviated titleIAMOT 2005
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period22/05/0526/05/05
OtherProductivity Enhancement for Social Advance: The role of management of technology

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