Managing Dynamic Networks

Organizational Perspectives of Technology Enabled Inter-firm Collaboration

  • Stefan Klein
  • Angeliki Poulymenakou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Framing Inter-firm Network Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kai Riemer, Stefan Klein
      Pages 17-66
  3. Elaboration on Network Management — Core Themes in Select Industry Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Heidi Jørgensen, Christian Vintergaard
      Pages 69-91
    3. Marcel Gogolin, Stefan Klein
      Pages 93-111
    4. Volker Mahnke, Mikkel Lucas Overby, Lars Engels Nielsen
      Pages 113-123
    5. Dimitris Papakiriakopoulos
      Pages 211-237
    6. Nasos Nikas, Angeliki Poulymenakou
      Pages 239-258
    7. Elpida Prasopoulou, Angeliki Poulymenakou, Nancy Pouloudi
      Pages 259-279
  4. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Elpida Prasopoulou, Angeliki Poulymenakou
      Pages 283-308

About this book

Introduction

Collaboration of organizations reshapes traditional managerial practices and creates new inter-organizational contexts for strategy, coordination and control, information and knowledge management. Heralded as organizational forms of the future, networks are at the same time fragile and precarious organizational arrangements, which regularly fail. In order to investigate the new realities created by technology-enabled forms of network organizations and to address the emerging managerial challenges, this book introduces an integrative view on inter-firm network management. Centred on a network life cycle perspective, strategic, economic and relational facets of business networking are explored. The network management framework is illustrated onto a broad range of European inter-firm network examples in various industries rendering insights for new management practices.

Keywords

Information Technology (IT) Inter-firm Collaboration Organisation business electronic commerce knowledge management management network management networks organization organizations project management research & development (R&D) service-oriented computing strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Klein
    • 1
  • Angeliki Poulymenakou
    • 2
  1. 1.University College DublinBelfield Dublin 4Ireland
  2. 2.Athens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-32884-X
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25367-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-32884-1
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