Coevolutionary Perspective of Industry--Network Dynamics

Leonid Bakman, Amalya L Oliver*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The chapter presents a theoretical framework that deals with the basic question of how networks and industries coevolve. We draw upon the structural and relational perspectives of networks to theorize about changes occurring in interfirm networks over time and the coevolutionary linkage of these changes to the industry life cycle. We further extend the widely accepted industry life cycle model by claiming that industry-specific evolutionary patterns impact the structure of the network’s relations, which in turn lead to diversification in the sources of innovation and to variation in the patterns of industrial evolution.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationUnderstanding the Relationship Between Networks and Technology, Creativity and Innovation
Place of Publication Bingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78190-490-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-78190-489-3
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameTechnology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy


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