Strategic action in network industries: an empirical analysis of the European mobile phone industry

Fjeldstad, Øystein D., Becerra, Manuel and Narayanan, Sathya (2004) Strategic action in network industries: an empirical analysis of the European mobile phone industry. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 20 1-2: 173-196. doi:10.1016/j.scaman.2004.05.007


Author Fjeldstad, Øystein D.
Becerra, Manuel
Narayanan, Sathya
Title Strategic action in network industries: an empirical analysis of the European mobile phone industry
Journal name Scandinavian Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0956-5221
1873-3387
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1016/j.scaman.2004.05.007
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 20
Issue 1-2
Start page 173
End page 196
Total pages 24
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Abstract This paper investigates the strategic moves of European mobile phone operators during the early development of the industry. Drawing on the literature on competitive dynamics and markets externalities, we study the strategic actions taken by mediators, i.e., firms based on a mediating technology such as phone operators (Organizations in Action, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1967; Strat. Manage. J. 19(5) (1998) 413). As expected, market penetration, concentration, and time evolution drive the likelihood of inter-firm cooperation and the types of strategic action taken by firms in this network industry. The results confirm the unique characteristics of the value network configuration with regard to how mediators create value, the primary activities that they perform, and the combination of competitive and cooperative conduct in this type of industry.
Keyword Competitive dynamics
Network industries
Value-creation analysis
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Other
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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