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Non-business Actors in the Context of Business Networks: Problems and opportunities
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
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While the business network traditionally put the emphasis on the business actors, the attempt in this paper is to expand the conceptual boundary of the business network and include non-business actors. A commercial company may be a partner in a network consisting of not only business actors such as customers, sub-contractors, distributors etc., but also of non-business actors such as government bodies, NGOs, local communities and other non-business actors. Therefore the interplay between two business actors differs widely from the interplay between a business actor and a non-business actor, or between two non-business actors. This leads to the different nature of relationships regarding business and non-business actors in a network. We discuss also the infusion of non-business intermediary actors in order to bridge the gap between business and non-business actors.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-207947OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-207947DiVA: diva2:650470
International Symposium on Extending the Business Network Approach, June 13-14, 2013 in Uppsala, Sweden
Available from: 2013-09-22 Created: 2013-09-22 Last updated: 2013-10-04Bibliographically approved

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