Design and Management of Interfirm Networks

Franchise Networks, Cooperatives and Alliances

  • Josef Windsperger
  • Gérard Cliquet
  • George Hendrikse
  • Marijana Srećković

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Josef Windsperger, Gérard Cliquet, George W. J. Hendrikse, Marijana Srećković
    Pages 1-9
  3. Franchise Networks

  4. Cooperatives

  5. Alliances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Eveline Corine ten Hoor, Isabel Estrada Vaquero
      Pages 295-319
    3. Francesca Mariotti, Muhammad Zafar Yaqub, Sajjad Haider
      Pages 321-335
    4. Joanna Kuczewska, Sylwia Morawska, Tomasz Tomaszewski
      Pages 337-351
    5. Nathalie Colasanti, Rocco Frondizi, Marco Meneguzzo, Noemi Rossi
      Pages 373-388

About this book


Interfirm networks include franchising, retail and service chains, cooperatives, financial networks, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing, public-private partnerships and new network forms in the digital economy. This book gathers the latest research studies that approach these networks – and the creation of innovation under the conditions of a complex, dynamic, knowledge-intensive and digital economy – from an interdisciplinary perspective. 

The studies, all of which were written by respected experts, explore how firms can improve their competitiveness by securing access to innovation, knowledge, complementary resources and capabilities otherwise not available to them. In addition, they highlight how, driven by an unpredictable environment, firms embedded in inter-organizational networks are increasingly transforming from co-operators to collaborators and valuable co-creators of innovation.  


Economics of networks Retail and service chains research Joint ventures and strategic alliances Network formation in digital economy Public-private partnerships Cluster development in digital networks Interfirm network management

Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Windsperger
    • 1
  • Gérard Cliquet
    • 2
  • George Hendrikse
    • 3
  • Marijana Srećković
    • 4
  1. 1.University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Management of Rennes (IAE)Université de Rennes 1RennesFrance
  3. 3.RSMErasmus University RotterdamLeiderdorpThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Vienna University of TechnologyWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-29244-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-29245-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-716X
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