Embeddedness into business networks in transport and logistics sector

Justas Nugaras, Asta Radzevičienė

Abstract


In this paper, an empirical research of business networking in transport and logistics sector is presented with the aim to explore the embeddedness into inter-firm and intrafirm business networks. The research comprises identification of the mode of networking (interfirm or intra-firm networking), the level of participation in global networks; analysis of network attributes. The empirical research was constructed as a case study of the companies operating in the USA, the U.K and Lithuania to analyse their networking from different perspectives (structural, relational and usage) and compare the modes of interaction. Empirical research found the evidence that more similarities than differences between the inter-firm and intra-firm types of networking have been identified, which leads to conclusion that similar networking practices could be interchangeably adapted in both types of the networks.

Keywords


intra-firm; inter-firm; networking; business networks

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"Business Systems & Economics" ISSN online 2029-8234