Collaboration: a key competence for competing in the 21st century

U.S. Bititci, P. Butler, W. Cahill, D. Kearney

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Abstract

It is now an accepted fact that in the 21st century competition will be between networks of organisations and individuals, which efficiently and effectively integrate their competencies and resources in order to compete in a global economy (Bititci et al, 2004). Similarly the SME'2000 conference, which was held in Bologna, concluded that 'SMEs belonging to networks are often more competitive and innovative than those operating in isolation. When working together, SMEs can increase their focus through specialisation in functions that are complementary within their networks'.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2008

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Small and medium-sized enterprises
Global economy
Resources
Competency
Isolation

Keywords

  • competition
  • organisations
  • SME's
  • networks

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Bititci, U. S., Butler, P., Cahill, W., & Kearney, D. (2008). Collaboration: a key competence for competing in the 21st century. University of Strathclyde.
Bititci, U.S. ; Butler, P. ; Cahill, W. ; Kearney, D. / Collaboration : a key competence for competing in the 21st century. University of Strathclyde, 2008.
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