Practices for Network Management

In Search of Collaborative Advantage

  • Jukka Vesalainen
  • Katri Valkokari
  • Magnus Hellström

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Jukka Vesalainen, Katri Valkokari, Magnus Hellström
    Pages 1-17
  3. Networks-as-Coordinated Social Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Peter Zettinig, Mika Viljanen
      Pages 21-26
    3. Danijela Majdenic, Jonathan Van Mumford, Milla Wirén, Peter Zettinig
      Pages 27-45
    4. Johnny Långstedt, Robin Wikström, Magnus Hellström
      Pages 47-62
    5. Tiina Valjakka, Valtteri Kaartemo, Katri Valkokari
      Pages 63-77
    6. Mika Viljanen, Anna Hurmerinta, Johanna Liinamaa, Maria Ivanova-Gongne, Hanna Luotola, Magnus Gustafsson
      Pages 79-90
    7. Jukka Vesalainen, Anni Rajala, Joakim Wincent
      Pages 91-103
  4. Networks-as-Knowledge-Creating Platforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Anu Suominen, Sari Mäenpää, Rainer Breite
      Pages 113-129
    3. Sari Mäenpää, Anu Suominen, Rainer Breite
      Pages 131-145
    4. Juho Ylimäki, Jukka Vesalainen
      Pages 147-158
    5. Rainer Breite, Sari Mäenpää, Anu Suominen, Mika Perho
      Pages 159-175
    6. Tomi Nokelainen, Magnus Hellström, Robin Wikström
      Pages 177-196
  5. Networks-as-Value-Generating Entities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Susanna Kunttu, Outi Kettunen, Tero Välisalo
      Pages 205-217
    3. Magnus Hellström, Víctor A. Sifontes Herrera, Robin Wikström, Johnny Långstedt
      Pages 219-236

About this book


Presenting 17 tools developed through rigorous design science research, this book bridges the relevance gap within network management. In so doing, it proposes a novel system-framework and establishes a path towards a networks-as-practice view on inter-organizational relationships. The systems-framework builds on three institutionalized business practices: Networks-as-coordinated social systems, Networks-as-knowledge-creating platforms, and Networks-as-value-generating entities. Through these tools, Towards Relational Business Practices intends to propose a new managerial praxis and provoke new and improved frameworks and models for network management. 


management marketing industrial management managerial tools inter-organizational

Editors and affiliations

  • Jukka Vesalainen
    • 1
  • Katri Valkokari
    • 2
  • Magnus Hellström
    • 3
  1. 1.University of VaasaVaasaFinland
  2. 2.VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandTampereFinland
  3. 3.Åbo Akademi UniversityÅboFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49648-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49649-8
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