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Editorial IMP 12,2 Interaction in space – the role of proximity, communities and cross-boundary movements This issue consists of papers presented and discussed at the IMP Journal seminar in Prato in 2017 and focuses on a specific theme: interaction in space. When dealing with interaction in space a topic that is commonly addressed is geographical proximity, which has always been considered as one of the main enabling factors for establishing and developing relationships among companies and individuals. The role of proximity and space has been stressed in several streams of research such as those dealing with local clusters and industrial districts. During the last few decades, changes in the business landscape have challenged proximity as a value in managing in the network, thus pointing to the relevance of being part of global rather than local networks. However, new tensions are arousing a growing interest on the role of proximity and communities in local and global networks. More specifically, recurrent factors of change include, among the others, new perspectives on globalization and its effect on business networks, the emergence of a multi-ethnic society and ethnic entrepreneurship as a consequence of cross-boundary movements, new approaches to the management of the value chain http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png IMP Journal Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2059-1403
DOI
10.1108/IMP-06-2018-079
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Abstract

IMP 12,2 Interaction in space – the role of proximity, communities and cross-boundary movements This issue consists of papers presented and discussed at the IMP Journal seminar in Prato in 2017 and focuses on a specific theme: interaction in space. When dealing with interaction in space a topic that is commonly addressed is geographical proximity, which has always been considered as one of the main enabling factors for establishing and developing relationships among companies and individuals. The role of proximity and space has been stressed in several streams of research such as those dealing with local clusters and industrial districts. During the last few decades, changes in the business landscape have challenged proximity as a value in managing in the network, thus pointing to the relevance of being part of global rather than local networks. However, new tensions are arousing a growing interest on the role of proximity and communities in local and global networks. More specifically, recurrent factors of change include, among the others, new perspectives on globalization and its effect on business networks, the emergence of a multi-ethnic society and ethnic entrepreneurship as a consequence of cross-boundary movements, new approaches to the management of the value chain

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IMP JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 11, 2018

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