Managing Dynamic Networks

Managing Dynamic Networks : Organizational Perspectives of Technology Enabled Inter-firm Collaboration

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Collaboration of organizations reshapes traditional managerial practices and creates new inter-organizational contexts for strategy, coordination and control, information and knowledge management. Heralded as organizational forms of the future, networks are at the same time fragile and precarious organizational arrangements, which regularly fail. In order to investigate the new realities created by technology-enabled forms of network organizations and to address the emerging managerial challenges, this book introduces an integrative view on inter-firm network management. Centred on a network life cycle perspective, strategic, economic and relational facets of business networking are explored. The network management framework is illustrated onto a broad range of European inter-firm network examples in various industries rendering insights for new management practices.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 17.02mm | 492g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • 23 Tables, black and white; VIII, 308 p.
  • 3642064728
  • 9783642064722

Table of contents

Foundation - A theoretical and conceptual frame for inter-firm network management: Management philosophy and practices in the context of inter-firm collaboration. Network Management Framework.- Explication and Application - Selected sections of the framework will be extended and discussed in detail and/or applied throughout a range of industries: Connecting Company Strategy and Network Identity. Managing R&D alliance portfolios - The case of mobile service providers. Network Business Model Configuration. The Role of Social Capital in Managing Relationships with IT Suppliers - A Case Study in Electronic Commerce. The Influence of Power Relations on Organisational Identification in Buyer-Supplier Relationships of the German Automotive Industry - A dyadic perspective. Performance Measurement in Supply Chain Networks - The Case of fast moving Consumer Goods. Examining the Emerging Dynamics of an Information Infrastructure created from the Introduction of a Web-based Collaboration Platform for Improving Project Management and Control in the Construction Industry. Unraveling the Virtual University - The Case of the Global eManagement MBA.- Conclusion - Taking stock of the findings of section II, generalizing and summarizing them in form of management implications: Management Implications and Guidelines.-
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About Stefan Klein

Prof. Dr. Stefan Klein ist Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Interorganisationssysteme an der Universität Münster.
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