In this paper, we ask how SME-suppliers in innovation networks in the food sector experience their relationships with network partners and how they configure modes of interaction with them. Based on an interview study with managers from six Swiss and five Italian processing SME-suppliers from the food industry, we describe how SME-managers perceive the nature of interaction as well as benefits and disadvantages resulting from asymmetric relationships within innovation process.

Asymmetric Relationships in Innovation Processes: A Comparison of SME Managers’ Perspectives in Switzerland and Italy

RUSSO SPENA, TIZIANA
2010

Abstract

In this paper, we ask how SME-suppliers in innovation networks in the food sector experience their relationships with network partners and how they configure modes of interaction with them. Based on an interview study with managers from six Swiss and five Italian processing SME-suppliers from the food industry, we describe how SME-managers perceive the nature of interaction as well as benefits and disadvantages resulting from asymmetric relationships within innovation process.
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