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Network archetypes in the network formation phase - case new market entry of Finnish maritime network

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference Neuchâtel, Switzerland 28 June – 1 July 2015
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2015
Publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventInternational Annual European Operations Management Association Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceInternational Annual European Operations Management Association Conference
Abbreviated titleEurOMA
Period1/01/00 → …


A theory of co-opetition in supply networks with specified four archetypes has been proposed in the earlier literature. As the model is not yet exhaustive, this study examines it in a case network in its formation phase. The findings bring new contribution to understanding the model of supply network archetypes and the utility of its four interrelated elements in forming strategic supply networks. The results provide novel evidence that competing situation within network and network organizations’ co-opetitive or non-collaborative strategies with competitors, are essential information when forming a network, determining its network level objectives and governance.


  • supply network archetype, co-opetition, network governance model

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Field of science, Statistics Finland