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Two's company, three's a crowd? Triads in cooperative-competitive networks

Madhavan, R and Gnyawali, DR and Jinyu, HE (2004) Two's company, three's a crowd? Triads in cooperative-competitive networks. Academy of Management Journal, 47 (6). 918 - 927. ISSN 0001-4273

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Triadic structure is an important, but neglected, aspect of interfirm networks. We developed the constructs clustering and countering as potential drivers of triadic structure and combined them with the recently developed p* network model to demonstrate the value and feasibility of triadic analysis. Exploratory analysis of data from the global steel industry revealed firms' tendency to form transitive triads, in which three firms all have direct ties with each other, especially within blocks defined by geography or technology.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Madhavan, Rrmadhavan@katz.pitt.eduRAM115
Gnyawali, DR
Jinyu, HE
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Industry Studies
Date: 1 January 2004
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Academy of Management Journal
Volume: 47
Number: 6
Page Range: 918 - 927
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.2307/20159631
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business > Business Administration
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0001-4273
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 17:55
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:55


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