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Paper info: ESTABLISHING AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK POSITION: FINDINGS FROM AN EXPLORATORY SURVEY OF UK TEXTILE SUPPLIERS

Title


ESTABLISHING AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK POSITION: FINDINGS FROM AN EXPLORATORY SURVEY OF UK TEXTILE SUPPLIERS

Authors


David Ford
University of Bath
United Kingdom
David Ford and
Rhona Johnsen
Audencia
France
Rhona Johnsen

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 16th IMP-conference in Bath, U.K in 2000.

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Abstract


This paper is concerned with firms that attempt to break out of their current position in theirdomestic market network. Specifically, how small suppliers in buyer-dominated relationshipsin the UK textile industry can develop an international network position. The paper draws onthe findings of an exploratory study of five UK-based small and medium-sized textilesuppliers.