Gestão & Produção
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TALAMO, José Roberto and CARVALHO, Marly Monteiro de. Cooperation network between technology-based enterprises: action-research in the electro-electronic sector. Gest. Prod. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.2, pp. 433-444. ISSN 0104-530X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-530X2012000200015.
The pressure for short-cycle innovation in technology-based enterprises and the demand for complex competencies have led companies to focus on developing enterprise network cooperation in order to reduce risks and costs, while speeding up time to market. Despite all real advantages and chances, there are great barriers to overcome. The objective of this research is to understand the process of development of a cooperation network between technology-based enterprises. The methodology used was the action-research, which was carried out in 30 companies in the electro-electronic sector. The results indicate that fear of opportunistic behavior is the most critical factor to the development of enterprise network cooperation.
Keywords : enterprise network cooperation; technology-based enterprise; trust; opportunistic behavior.