Power games in industrial networks


Organizing innovation and knowledge

The most nerdy activity of academia is publishing papers, and the joy of having a paper accepted by a good journal is difficult to share with people outside the trade. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago we had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Research, and it has now been published online.

In the paper we analyse the business interactions between a set of foor product suppliers and a set of retail chains in Norway. It is based on the legal documents from the court case between the Norwegian Competition Authority and the agricultural cooperative TINE SA. Tine was accused of abusing its market power to squeeze its competitors out of the supermarket shelves of the major retail chain Rema 1000. In the end Tine won the case with 3 against 2 votes in the Norwegian Supreme Court.

More interesting than the court ruling, however…

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