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Paper info: INVESTIGATING THE GAP: INTERDEPENDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS NETWORKS VERSUS NATIONAL POLICY MEANS

Title


INVESTIGATING THE GAP: INTERDEPENDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS NETWORKS VERSUS NATIONAL POLICY MEANS

Authors


Alexandra Waluszewski
Uppsala University
Sweden
Alexandra Waluszewski and
Håkan Håkansson
Norwegian School of Management
Norway
Håkan Håkansson

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 25th IMP-conference in Marseille, France in 2009.

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Abstract


 A substantial gap can be identified between the means the policy practitioner has and the characteristics of the existing business landscape. The contemporary business landscape is characterised by specific trans-national interdependencies among firms while the dominating policy instruments are general and national. In this paper we will describe this gap in order to formulate a basis for how it should be investigated and for how a new, empirical based policy should be outlined.