Management of Network Organizations

Theoretical Problems and the Dilemmas in Practice

  • Włodzimierz Sroka
  • Štefan Hittmár

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Włodzimierz Sroka, Štefan Hittmár
    Pages 1-2
  3. Theoretical Aspects of Network Management

  4. Management of Selected Forms of Network Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Andrea Sujová, Iveta Hajdúchová
      Pages 85-103
    3. Lilla Knop
      Pages 105-119
    4. Włodzimierz Sroka, Bożena Gajdzik
      Pages 121-134
  5. Effectiveness of Network Management

  6. Network Management in Practice

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-266

About this book


Effective management is crucial to the success of network organizations and can reduce the risk inherently associated with cooperative strategy. This contributed volume addresses the management of network organizations from both theoretical and practical perspectives, as well as an international standpoint in the form of selected cases from various Central European countries. The authors claim that without some type of network management, irrespective of the type of network, it is impossible to effectively compete with other companies and/or networks. As network organizations are representative of a broad range of possible network types, i.e. alliance networks, clusters, outsourcing, and virtual organizations, this book presents various perspectives on the management of network organizations.


The book features articles from different scholars who have practical experience in network organizations, written in simple and easy-to-follow language, with a wide application of practical cases. Given its successful combination of theory and practice, together with the nature of the texts presented, the book offers a valuable resource for a broad readership, including scholars, managers and management science students.


Alliance networks Clusters Inter-organizational cooperation Network organization Outsourcing Virtual organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Włodzimierz Sroka
    • 1
  • Štefan Hittmár
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of Dąbrowa GórniczaDąbrowa GórniczaPoland
  2. 2.Department of Management TheoriesUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17346-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17347-4
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