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The set of networks in which companies participate are considered as a resource for them. Each company participates in different networks and its position in each one differentiates it from the others. A company's relationships serve as a resource that is part of the basis of the heterogeneity that enables it to support sustainable competitive advantage. However, the analysis of the business networks is complex. This work aims to decrease that complexity by analyzing the business networks at a lower level (that of sub networks) while creating a typology of networks and sub networks that facilitates the study of inter-organizational relationships. The way in which the structural characteristics of each type of networks or sub networks in an industrial district are different is shown.
Palavras-chave : sub-web; social web analysis; inter-organizational relationships; information exchange; cooperation.