Verkostoitumisen yhteys yritysten kannattavuuteen ja kasvuun: empiirisiä havaintoja

Pajarinen MikaRouvinen Petri

Even though inter-firm networking is often argued to be among the factors enhancing business performance, empirical research on the topic is scarce. We exploit Eurostat’s and Statistic Finland’s pilot survey on inter-enterprise relations to study the issue. Our uni- and multivariate analysis does not suggest that there is a statistically significant positive or negative relationship between a firm’s networking activities and its profitability or growth. We conclude that networking is not a panacea; it does not boost performance automatically or independently. Its possible benefits depend on how it is organized and conducted.
Keywords : Inter-firm networking, business collaboration, outsourcing, profitability, growth.

Publication info

Series
Discussion Papers no. 1118
Avainsanat
verkostoituminen, yritysyhteistyö, ulkoistaminen, kannattavuus, kasvu
JEL
D21,L14,L22,L24,L25
Pages
14
Price
10 €
Availability of print version
Available
Language
Finnish