High technology industry associations move entrepreneurs into global markets

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Christie, MJ, Rowe, PA & Koroglu, RS 2003, 'High technology industry associations move entrepreneurs into global markets', Journal of Enterprising Culture, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 147-166.

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In this period of globalization, little is known of the democratic action of entrepreneurs to collaborate through the industry association to achieve competitive advantage. This paper conceptualizes a theoretical model that clarifies the variations in both trust and power-dependence of institutional structures to achieve global trade for entrepreneurs. The research investigates the relationship between an industry association's innovation process and the organizational structuring of enterprise development activities to achieve competitive advantage. An outline of a typology of industry association structures and trust is examined through case studies that explain the variations in their capacity to implement innovative actions.

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