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The HomeCom Project: an Analysis of Collective Action between Competitors and Educational and Municipal Institutions
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2002 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The object of this thesis is to analyse how a co-operational network can come about, operate and progress to contribute to industrial dynamics within the locality. The thesis is a case-study of the HomeCom Project, to learn whether this project has the required features to contribute to the clustering process and thus higher levels of industrial dynamics and competitive advantage of the home communications industry in Linköping. The theoretical platform is based on Porter’s Diamond-model, which explains the occurrence of clusters. Theories of external economies complement Porter’s theories, while oligopoly theory will be introduced to offer a different perspective. The empirical findings show that the HomeCom Project may be considered to contribute to the clustering and in consequence promote industrial dynamics and competitive advantage. But there are also difficulties and attitudes that may impede the reaching of the project’s goals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2002. , 60 p.
Master Thesis in Economics, 2002:06
Keyword [en]
Economics, Competitive advantage, external economies, competition, co-operation, cluster, oligopoly, industrial dynamics.
Keyword [sv]
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1224OAI: diva2:18488
Available from: 2002-11-15 Created: 2002-11-15

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