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Building Innovation Networks: Issues of Strategy and Expertise
Lisa Harris, Anne-Marie Coles & Keith Dickson Available online: 25 Aug 2010

To cite this article: Lisa Harris, Anne-Marie Coles & Keith Dickson (2000): Building Innovation Networks: Issues of Strategy and Expertise, Technology Analysis &
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It is argued that the explicit nature of this network strategy has enabled the rm concerned to invest time and resources in the development of speci c management expertise in inter- rm relationship building and project management.
Lisa Harris, Anne-Marie Coles and Keith Dickson, School of Business and Management, Brunel University, Uxbridge Middx, UB8 3PH, UK. This paper has been based on work carried out under the European Community Targeted Social Economic Research (TSER) programme, Project No. PL97–1084. The authors would also like to thank the case study rm for its participation in the project.

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