Creating Conditions for Promising Collaboration

Alliances, Networks, Chains, Strategic Partnerships

  • Edwin Kaats
  • Wilfrid Opheij

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Organisational Studies book sub series (BRIEFSORGSTUD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Edwin Kaats, Wilfrid Opheij
    Pages 1-6
  3. Edwin Kaats, Wilfrid Opheij
    Pages 37-66
  4. Edwin Kaats, Wilfrid Opheij
    Pages 67-87
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 89-98

About this book


This publication focuses on the conditions for promising collaboration. Collaboration is becoming a dominant instrument in today's economy and society and manifests itself in many shapes and forms. It is a challenging instrument which still isn't very well understood and poses the business community in front of a number of challenging dilemma's. We position collaboration as a multidisciplinary phenomenon and - based on years of research and as reflective practitioners - offer a comprehensive model for analyzing and designing collaborative processes that is both scientifically rooted and applicable in practice. A better understanding of collaborative processes will enhance the success of alliances, networks, chains and strategic partnerships. In addition to this we look to the future of organizing from a collaborative perspective and address the challenges ahead.


Alliance Strategy Business and Network Models Collaboration Collaborative Leadership Inter-Organizational Relations

Authors and affiliations

  • Edwin Kaats
    • 1
  • Wilfrid Opheij
    • 2
  1. 1.SoestThe Netherlands
  2. 2.UtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41442-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41443-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5482
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5490
  • Buy this book on publisher's site