Practices for Network Management

In Search of Collaborative Advantage

Editors: Vesalainen, Jukka, Valkokari, Katri, Hellström, Magnus (Eds.)

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  • Presents a collection of 21 novel managerial tools for network and relationship management
  • Explores the limitations of network management
  • Follows a design science approach
  • Includes analysis and evaluation of the tools presented
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Presenting 17 tools developed through rigorous design science research, this book bridges the relevance gap within network management. In so doing, it proposes a novel system-framework and establishes a path towards a networks-as-practice view on inter-organizational relationships. The systems-framework builds on three institutionalized business practices: Networks-as-coordinated social systems, Networks-as-knowledge-creating platforms, and Networks-as-value-generating entities. Through these tools, Towards Relational Business Practices intends to propose a new managerial praxis and provoke new and improved frameworks and models for network management. 

About the authors

Jukka Vesalainen is Professor of Management and Organization at University of Vaasa, Finland, where his current research addresses networking and business relationships. He has published research articles in top international journals including Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business & Industrial MarketingEntrepreneurship and Regional Development, and International Small Business Journal.

Katri Valkokari is a principal scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in the Business Ecosystems, Value Chains and Foresight research area. Over the past 15 years, she has carried out several business development projects concerning different SME networks. She has published several international and national articles on business networks, innovation management and sustainability.

Magnus Hellström is a Senior Lecturer and docent in industrial management at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Magnus has over five years’ experience working within the engineering works industry. His research interests include modularity, industrial services, and business ecosystems.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practices for Network Management
Book Subtitle
In Search of Collaborative Advantage
Editors
  • Jukka Vesalainen
  • Katri Valkokari
  • Magnus Hellström
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49649-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49649-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49648-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84208-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 348
Number of Illustrations
45 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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