The Problem of Embeddedness Revisited: Collaboration and Market Types

Kristina Vaarst Andersen

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    Embeddedness has been touted as a framework for knowledge exchange and innovation, and thus as an important precondition for high-level performance. Embeddedness of economic action in social relations improves access to resources, but over-embeddedness impedes performance. However, until now the association between embeddedness and performance in different markets has been neglected. This paper challenges the predominant view of embeddedness and over-embeddedness as absolute and mutually exclusive conditions. Through regression analyses of novel data from a project-based industry, the paper tests the association between embeddedness and economic performance in different markets, finding a positive association in the domestic market, but a negative association in foreign markets. This divergence in performance is caused in part by selection bias in the access to foreign markets, and in part by accumulation of localized knowledge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2012
    Number of pages32
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012: The Informal Economy - Boston, United States
    Duration: 3 Aug 20127 Aug 2012
    Conference number: 72
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    ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012
    Number72
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston
    Period03/08/201207/08/2012
    OtherThe Informal Economy
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    Vaarst Andersen, K. (2012). The Problem of Embeddedness Revisited: Collaboration and Market Types. Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012, Boston, United States.
    Vaarst Andersen, Kristina. / The Problem of Embeddedness Revisited : Collaboration and Market Types. Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012, Boston, United States.32 p.
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