Network Strategies and Performance of Canadian Investment Banks

Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 590-604, 2006

39 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2007

Abstract

What implications does a firm's specialization have for firm performance achieved by spanning structural holes between its partners? By analyzing networks within the Canadian investment banking industry, I find that, in networks rich in structural holes, both specialists and generalists outperform banks of moderate specialization levels, and that generalist banks, in turn, perform better than specialists.

Keywords: Networks, alliances, structural holes, investment banks, specialists, generalists

Suggested Citation

Shipilov, Andrew V., Network Strategies and Performance of Canadian Investment Banks. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 590-604, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1017089

Andrew V. Shipilov (Contact Author)

INSEAD ( email )

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77305 Fontainebleau
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