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Management of Network Organizations

Theoretical Problems and the Dilemmas in Practice

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  • Presents an exhaustive collection of diverse topics dealing with network organizations

  • Discusses management of different types of network organizations

  • Deals with alliance portfolios, clusters and other network management strategies

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    • Włodzimierz Sroka, Štefan Hittmár
    Pages 1-2
  3. Theoretical Aspects of Network Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 3-3
    2. Strategic Management of Networks

      • Štefan Hittmár, Radoslav Jankal
      Pages 5-21
    3. Relations Between Trust and Networks

      • Anna Sankowska
      Pages 39-49
  4. Management of Selected Forms of Network Organizations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67
    2. Cluster Mapping: A Basis for the Creation of Network Cooperation

      • Andrea Sujová, Iveta Hajdúchová
      Pages 85-103
    3. The Process of Cluster Management

      • Lilla Knop
      Pages 105-119
    4. Managerial Challenges for Networks and Beyond

      • Włodzimierz Sroka, Bożena Gajdzik
      Pages 121-134
  5. Network Management in Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 197-197

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.

Keywords

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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Management, University of Dąbrowa Górnicza, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland

    Włodzimierz Sroka

  • Department of Management Theories, University of Žilina, Žilina, Slovakia

    Štefan Hittmár

About the editors

Assoc. professor Włodzimierz Sroka specializes in theoretical and practical issues relating to the management and strategic management. He is the author of several scientific articles about strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, restructuring and alliance networks published both in Polish and international journals. His research activities mainly include cooperative strategies, and mergers and acquisitions. He holds his Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Management and Marketing from the Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice, as well as D.Sc degree (habilitation) from the University of Zilina (Slovakia). Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Academy of Business in Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland). He was previously employed in different managerial positions in both the steel and machine industries.

Professor Štefan Hittmár is a lecturer, author, researcher and consultant, specializing in both management systems and information in decision making. He started his career in transport management as a researcher at the Research Institute of Transport, where he participated in the development of organizational, information and managerial processes in both transport systems and socio-economical systems. Subsequently he has been a member and/or the head of numerous scientific and practical projects, studies and research tasks. Currently he is the director of the Management Institute at the University of Žilina (Slovakia) and his work involves participation in the preparation and development of management theory, and its application for both industry and educational process. His research interests include decision-making processes and modelling of managerial activities. His teaching activities include problems in basic management and strategic management, projecting of management systems, and the methodology of the teaching process. He has an extensive list of publications including textbooks and monographs on management.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Management of Network Organizations

  • Book Subtitle: Theoretical Problems and the Dilemmas in Practice

  • Editors: Włodzimierz Sroka, Štefan Hittmár

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17347-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Economics, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-17346-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-36559-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-17347-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 266

  • Number of Illustrations: 51 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Organization, Emerging Markets and Globalization, Business Strategy and Leadership

Buying options

eBook
USD 99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-17347-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)