The way in which industrial activities are organised among firms is a fundamental theoretical concern. In practice, firms have found these matters, referred to as make-or-buy issues, difficult to analyse. Organising Industrial Activities Across Firm Boundaries succeeds in combining an analysis of the theoretical background to such issues with an in-depth case study of the practical consequences and implications. The book is an important contribution to the literature on networks, business relationships, out-sourcing and the division of labour.

chapter Chapter 1|21 pages


chapter Chapter 2|15 pages

An activity based framework

chapter Chapter 3|55 pages

The SweFork case

chapter Chapter 4|17 pages

Interdependence in activity structures

chapter Chapter 5|11 pages

Boundaries in activity structures

chapter Chapter 6|10 pages

The dynamics of activity structures