Title: The rise and fall of collective strategies: a case study

Authors: Frederic Le Roy

Addresses: University of Montpellier and GSCM Montpellier Business School, University of Montpellier 1, ISEM, Espace Richter, Bat. E, Rue Vendemiaire, CS 19519 – 34 960 Montpellier Cedex 2, France

Abstract: The aim of this research is for us to better understand collective strategies. To do so, the competitive behaviour of businesses in the French fish-canning industry from the 1960s to the 1980s is studied in depth. This study allows us, on the one hand, to define the conditions under which this type of strategy can emerge and stabilise and, on the other, to show the endogenous nature of its dissolution.

Keywords: collective strategies; competition; cooperation; fish canning industry; canned tuna; France; cooperative relationships.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2008.016588

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2008 Vol.5 No.2, pp.127 - 142

Published online: 11 Jan 2008 *

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