Leading in Inter-Organizational Networks

Towards a Reflexive Practice

  • MatthiasĀ Mitterlechner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 287-343

About this book


In view of the rising importance and prevalence of network-based collaboration, this book aims to meet the need for more theory in this area. Theoretically conceptualizing and empirically describing the practice of reflexive leadership in inter-organisational networks, it explores how member organisations approach reflexive leadership and the associated challenges. Examining these questions from wider leadership theory perspectives as well as a tighter focus upon inter-organizational networks, the author specifically explores how reflexive leadership can be sustained and how social and political contexts may obstruct or support its use, acceptance and practice. Based on in-depth qualitative empirical fieldwork in the Swiss healthcare sector, the book offers a novel practice-theoretical model for use in inter-organizational networks.


collaboration strategy competitive advantage management research healthcare supply networks public-private partnerships

Authors and affiliations

  • MatthiasĀ Mitterlechner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of St. Gallen St. GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97978-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97979-3
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