The purpose of this paper is to explore the emergence and management of collective strategies between SMEs in the French tourism sector. The authors study how collective entrepreneurship appears in a territory, and how the implemented collective strategies evolve through time. This research is based on four cases studies. This research shows that these clusters can emerge according to two processes: collective entrepreneurship or institutional incitation, each one implying different coordination patterns. Moreover, it appears that these two management modes vary over time. So, three potential configurations may emerge: ‘stagnation’, ‘institutionalisation’, or ‘dis-institutionalisation’.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||International Journal of Business and Globalisation|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- collective entrepreneurship
- collective strategies