Management and Governance of Networks

Franchising, Cooperatives, and Strategic Alliances

  • George W. J.  Hendrikse
  • Gérard Cliquet
  • Thomas Ehrmann
  • Josef Windsperger

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. George W. J. Hendrikse, Gérard Cliquet, Thomas Ehrmann, Josef Windsperger
    Pages 1-7
  3. Franchising

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Sofiane Bouzid, Magali Chaudey, Muriel Fadairo, Frédéric Perdreau
      Pages 11-33
    3. Ilir Hajdini, Helge Klapper, Paulus Rommer, Josef Windsperger
      Pages 35-56
  4. Cooperatives

  5. Strategic Alliances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Jean-Marie Codron, Alejandra Engler, Cristian Adasme-Berríos, Laure Bonnaud, Zouhair Bouhsina, Gabriela Cofre-Bravo
      Pages 295-322

About this book


This book highlights cutting-edge research in the economics and management of networks as an interdisciplinary field, offering new theoretical, empirical and practical perspectives on the management, governance, ownership and control of cooperatives, franchising networks and strategic alliances. Further, it presents a strategic group perspective on franchisers and discusses both social entrepreneurship issues in franchising and franchising strategies for Indigenous entrepreneurship in Australia. Lastly, it offers a dynamic capabilities approach to alliance portfolio management and analyses the antecedents of the transitions taking place in the lifecycles of alliances.


Buyer-supplier Relationships Cooperatives Franchise Chains Franchisee Networks Inter-organizational Learning Knowledge Transfer Retail Networks

Editors and affiliations

  • George W. J.  Hendrikse
    • 1
  • Gérard Cliquet
    • 2
  • Thomas Ehrmann
    • 3
  • Josef Windsperger
    • 4
  1. 1.Rotterdam School of ManagementErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.CREMUniversity of Rennes 1RennesFrance
  3. 3.Institute for Strategic ManagementUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  4. 4.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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