Quote from 'The TeamNet Factor,' by Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps (Oliver Wight, 1993).
"Small business in Europe is doing business differently. Instead of starting small and growing big, small businesses employ a different strategy. They form networks and together produce results far beyond the abilities of any single company. . . .
"For all practical purposes, companies in these 'flexible business networks' are in business together. But instead of merging, they remain independent with their own financials, employees, and areas of expertise. . . . Together these networks generate higher profits for all by gaining access to larger markets; benefiting from economies of scale; and competing with the best of the big companies."
-- From The TeamNet Factor, by Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps (Oliver Wight, 1993)