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Economic Networks

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL NETWORKS, pp. 224-230, G. Barnett, ed., Sage Publications, 2011

8 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2011  

Emanuela Todeva

St. Mary's University; Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development

Date Written: September 1, 2011

Abstract

Economic networks (EN) refer to a diverse set of interconnected economic agents such as: business networks (BN), inter-organisational networks (ION), supply chain networks (SCN), credit networks (CN), ownership networks, innovation networks, investment networks, or any other economic activity which is carried out across organizational, geographic, or political boundaries and involves multiple interconnected agents. In order to address the complexity of this phenomenon, a multitude of theories have been employed.

This contribution outlines research on micro processes and macro outcomes from economic networks, the nature of economic behaviour in a complex environment, the behaviour of economic actors on the competition/cooperation continuum, and the effect of endogeneity and exogenous influences, and the heterogeneity of actors.

Keywords: economic networks, micro, macro, endogeneiry, heterogeneous actors

JEL Classification: B25 ,B30, D20, D21, D23, L14, L22

Suggested Citation

Todeva, Emanuela, Economic Networks (September 1, 2011). ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL NETWORKS, pp. 224-230, G. Barnett, ed., Sage Publications, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1935030

Emanuela Todeva (Contact Author)

St. Mary's University ( email )

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United Kingdom

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Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development ( email )

London
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