Centrality advantage and the creation of distant ties by peripheral firms in vertical networks

Hitoshi Mitsuhashi, Lailani Laynesa Alcantara, Jung Won Min

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Abstract

The notion of centrality advantage in network evolution claims that well-connected firms have an advantage in tie creation. Using data from the Japanese automobile industry, this study articulates why the rich get richer in vertical networks and examines how peripheral producers in vertical networks create new distant ties regardless of the disadvantage caused by being peripheral. We find that peripheral producers create distant ties when they enter markets entered by other producers with high centrality and when they have ties with buyers that have higher structural equivalence with other buyers.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 2009 Aug 72009 Aug 11

Other

Other69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period09/8/709/8/11

Keywords

  • Centrality advantage
  • Network evolution
  • Vertical network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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    Mitsuhashi, H., Alcantara, L. L., & Min, J. W. (2009). Centrality advantage and the creation of distant ties by peripheral firms in vertical networks. Paper presented at 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009, Chicago, IL, United States.