Socio-technical paths and crossings in business development

Ariane M. von Raesfeld Meijer, Kaspar Roos, Elsebeth Holmen

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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.
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Title of host publicationDealing with Dualities. Proceedings (online) of the 21st IMP Conference 2005, 1-3 September 2005, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherIndustrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) Group
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2005
Event21st IMP Conference 2005: Dealing with Dualities - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Sep 20053 Sep 2005
Conference number: 21


Conference21st IMP Conference 2005


  • IR-82753
  • METIS-230857

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