Paper info: PERFORMANCE AND THE LIFECYLE OF THE FIRM AND ITS NETWORKS
PERFORMANCE AND THE LIFECYLE OF THE FIRM AND ITS NETWORKS
Heather I M Wilson andMaureen Benson-Rea
The University of Auckland
Place of Publication
The paper was published at the 16th IMP-conference in Bath, U.K in 2000.
This empirically driven paper presents a conceptual model which relates performance to boththe lifecycle of the firm and of its networks. The data imply that the ability to fundamentallychange network focus, what we have called network revolution, might enhance firmperformance. This network structure-process-performance nexus is explored by combiningthe entrepreneurial and IMP literatures. We suggest that bringing these two literaturestogether in this way will contribute to expanding the scope of network studies by focusing onthe dynamic processes and outcomes of networks, both from an intentional (revolutionary)and from a static (evolutionary) perspective.