Data Management

Time As Process And Time As Product In Business Networks

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Executive Summary

This paper analyses the role of time in the interactions within business network. The main aim of the paper is to examine the relation between different concepts of time. To address this topic different time perspectives are investigated. Clock time and social time are reviewed in the literature. In this paper two concepts of time are proposed: Time as product and time as process. The discussion of these concepts includes the paper of the relationship with market theories and interaction models identified within the IMP theory. Some research hypotheses are proposed.

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