Formation processes for industry level cooperation: an empirical analysis of cooperation in Irish industries
Callan, Lloyd (1996) Formation processes for industry level cooperation: an empirical analysis of cooperation in Irish industries. Master of Business Studies thesis, Dublin City University.
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The current co-operative strategy literature places heavy
emphasis on bilateral co-operation: to take just three
examples, joint ventures, partnerships and strategic
alliances. Industry wide co-operation however has received
less attention. In addition, there has been little research
devoted to the formation of such alliances. Therefore this
research attempts to discover more about this type of cooperation and how it is encapsulated into formal structures.
Empirical research was conducted on industry wide cooperation among Irish companies. The methodology chosen
was inductive and exploratory. In total, three major and
a number of minor case studies were completed.
Comparative analysis indicates that there are a number of
precisely definable stages through which such industry-wide
co-operation will proceed before it formalises or
crystallises. It also highlights a number of factors that
drive co-operation from one stage to the next. The most
important of these are non-economic. It further suggests
that the reason for initial industry wide co-operation may
differ from the reasons which sustains the co-operation.
The implications of these and other findings are discussed.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Master of Business Studies)|
|Date of Award:||1996|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Irish industries; Business cooperation|
|Subjects:||Business > Industries|
|DCU Faculties and Centres:||DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School|
|Use License:||This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License|
|Deposited On:||17 Oct 2013 11:55 by Celine Campbell. Last Modified 17 Oct 2013 11:55|
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