THE IMPACT OF LIBERALIZATION ON COOPERATIVE STRATEGIES The case of Italian Local Utilities

@inproceedings{Cristofoli2003THEIO,
  title={THE IMPACT OF LIBERALIZATION ON COOPERATIVE STRATEGIES The case of Italian Local Utilities},
  author={Daniela Cristofoli and Fabrizio Zerbini},
  year={2003}
}
This paper deals with the diffusion of cooperative strategies under uncertainty conditions. Starting from a Resource Dependence approach, we analyze the impact of liberalization on alliance formation in the public utilities industry in Italy between 1999 and 2001. The study is based on a longitudinal analysis conducted using social network analysis methods. Results show a growing diffusion of strategic alliances both at aggregate level and per different classes of alliances, besides a tendency… CONTINUE READING

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