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Francesco Paolo Appio and Antonella Martini and Silvia Massa and Stefania Testa


Business Group (2017) : Collaborative network of firms: antecedents and state-of-the-art properties




Collaborative network of firms: antecedents and state-of-the-art properties

Francesco Paolo Appio and Antonella Martini and Silvia Massa and Stefania Testa




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International Journal of Production Research

The concept of collaborative networks has attracted considerable attention, especially in two knowledge domains: innovation and operation management. Although collaborative networks have evolved into many forms, their central role in triggering debates has not gone unnoticed. In this paper, we aim to contribute to these debates through a bibliometric review of a decade of research on collaborative networks (2003-2013). By using a combination of document co-citation and bibliographic coupling analyses, we unveil the origins and evolution of collaborative networks over time by analysing the references from the most important academic contributions. Our goal is threefold: first, to systematize the state of the art in the Input-Process-Output (IPO) framework; second, to elucidate the antecedents of the research field on collaborative networks (research streams originating from the field, main authors and journals) by organizing them in six thematic clusters; and third, to show how the antecedents shaped the Input-Process-Output framework. While ‘collaborative networks’ used to belong to two distinct domains, the research agendas seem to converge because of the interactions between their most active authors. As such, cross-fertilization occurs with the International Journal of Production Research, which plays a central role in this process.

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Francesco Paolo Appio, Sofiane Achiche, Antonella Martini, Catherine Beaudry: On designers’ use of biomimicry tools during the new product development process: An empirical investigation. Dans: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management , 29 (7), p. 775-789, 2017, ISSN: 1465-3990.





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