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Interorganizational linkages in sport industry clusters - types, development, and motives

Abstract : This article addresses three main questions: what kind of interorganizational linkages exist in sport industry clusters, how do they develop over time, and what are the motivations for creating or joining them. Different types of interorganizational linkages are identified according to the number of partners involved, the formalized nature of linkages, and the type of organizations involved. A multiple case study approach is adopted. The empirical context are two sport industry clusters in sailing (France and New Zealand). Results show that interorganizational relationships tend to be formalized, while interorganizational networks tend to be informal. A circular development process of different types of linkages was detected. Reciprocity is the most prevalent motive for the development of all types of linkages.
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Anna Gerke. Interorganizational linkages in sport industry clusters - types, development, and motives. European Academy of Management (EURAM) 15th Annual Conference, Jun 2015, Warsaw, Poland. ⟨hal-01167403⟩

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