Elsebeth Holmen

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In this paper, we discuss co-operative product development across firm boundaries. Firstly, we discuss reasons why innovation may beneficially be co-ordinated among firms, and we provide some empirical evidence for the existence and significance of the phenomenon. Secondly, we discuss the relevance of co-operative innovation for the construction industry(More)
In 2002, a Parliamentary Enquiry Committee exposed widespread collusion practices in the Dutch construction industry. The construction industry in the Netherlands is in turmoil and is seen as not living up to the standards that society requires. There seems to be a culture and an environment that induces and sustains economic offences and malpractices.(More)
In this paper we discuss the assumption of heterogeneity within the IMP Perspective. We claim that the assumption of heterogeneity in the IMP Perspective actually comprises two assumptions: (A) that the value of a single resource depends on the combination in which it is used, and (B) that a single resource is always unique in the sense that it always(More)
In this paper we address the issue ‘How do relationships begin?’ Based on a review of work within the IMP Approach on stage and state models of relationship evolution, we conclude that very little attention has been paid to beginnings of relationships. We discuss why this might be so, and why the issue deserves more consideration. Based on a case study, we(More)
This paper focuses on the concept of 'connection' in the Industrial Network Approach. The concept of 'triad' has been proposed in order to overcome 'dyadic reductionism'. However, use of 'triads' seems to impose some limitations on further theory development. The concept of 'serial tetrads' is proposed in order to avoid 'triadic reductionism'. PROLOGUE In(More)
In the paper we discuss how the development of a firm’s capabilities is affected by the network context of the firm, and the network contexts of the firm’s relationships. Based on a review of the concepts network context and network horizon, we discuss the criterion of relevance for defining a network context. Thereby we relate contexts to choices and(More)
Elsebeth Holmen University of Twente Department of Construction Process Management P.O. Box 217, NL-7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands E-mail: e.holmen@sms.utwente.nl Phone: +31 53 489 3727, Fax +31 53 489 25 11 or Norwegian University of Science and Technology Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management N-7491 Trondheim, Norway E-mail:(More)