UCL School of Management

Research seminar

Growing with the market? How changing conditions during market growth affect formation and evolution of interfirm ties


Pinar Ozcan, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick


Thursday, 15 January 2015
11:30 – 13:00
Board Room 3, One Alfred Place, London WC1E 7EB
This study explores how changing levels of uncertainty and competition affect formation and evolution of interfirm ties by tracing 6 entrepreneurial publishers during the growth stage of the US wireless gaming market. The findings reveal that as uncertainty decreases, certain ties are terminated due to competition while others become even stronger, suggesting that changing market conditions in growth stage markets can have different consequences for firms, depending on their existing interfirm ties and power relative to partners. The findings provide several contributions to literature regarding the relationship between interfirm ties, firm performance, and the evolution of market networks.
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Executive Education: Project Management
All students
Last updated Wednesday, 14 January 2015