In this paper an evolutionary model of business development is proposed, which links cooperationbetween organizations and their exchanges to path dependence and crossings.While the concept of path dependence restricts action to the exploitation of the existing path, theconcept of crossings emphasizes that within existing structures there are opportunities to take an otherpath. In a case study, over a period of twelve years the business development of a firm and itsevolving network relations are described. To find out if a firm can change is taken path, the conceptsof path dependence and crossings are explored along the cycle of development.
|Title of host publication||Dealing with Dualities. Proceedings (online) of the 21st IMP Conference 2005, 1-3 September 2005, Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Publisher||Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) Group|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2005|
|Event||21st IMP Conference 2005: Dealing with Dualities - Rotterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 1 Sep 2005 → 3 Sep 2005
Conference number: 21
|Conference||21st IMP Conference 2005|
|Period||1/09/05 → 3/09/05|
von Raesfeld Meijer, A. M., Roos, K., & Holmen, E. (2005). Socio-technical paths and crossings in business development. In Dealing with Dualities. Proceedings (online) of the 21st IMP Conference 2005, 1-3 September 2005, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (pp. -). Rotterdam: Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) Group.