The Network Experience

New Value from Smart Business Networks

  • Peter H. M. Vervest
  • Diederik W. van Liere
  • Li Zheng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter H. M. Vervest, Diederik W. van Liere, Al Dunn
      Pages 15-35
    3. Steven L. Goldman, Roger N. Nagel, Brian D. Davison, Patrick D. Schmid
      Pages 49-55
    4. Pages 57-64
  3. Network Essentials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 66-68
    2. Duncan R. Shaw, Christopher P. Holland
      Pages 99-118
    3. Kelly Bowles Lyman, Nathan Caswell, Alain Biem
      Pages 119-136
  4. Networks in Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 138-140
    2. Aura Reggiani, Peter Nijkamp, Alessandro Cento
      Pages 141-163
    3. Peter J. van Baalen, Paul C. van Fenema
      Pages 165-178
    4. Barbara Krug, Hans Hendrischke
      Pages 179-192
  5. Network Enablers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 230-232
    2. John Collins, Wolfgang Ketter, Maria Gini
      Pages 233-248
    3. Jan Stentoft Arlbjørn, Torben Damgaard, Anders Haug
      Pages 249-266
    4. Otto R. Koppius, Arnoud J. van de Laak
      Pages 267-284
    5. Marcel van Oosterhout, Ellen Koenen, Eric van Heck
      Pages 285-299
  6. Network Orchestration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 302-304
    2. Xavier Busquets
      Pages 327-335
    3. Amit Basu, Steve Muylle
      Pages 337-346
    4. Jens Ove Riis
      Pages 347-362
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 363-370

About this book


Digital networking technologies are empowering organizations to form dynamic networks, generating exceptional or ‘smart’ results. These Smart Business Networks (SBNs) enable individual organizations to compete more effectively and to respond better to a changing world.  This idea attracted a diverse group of academic scholars and business professionals to Beijing from May 19-23, 2008, hosted by Tsinghua University. They discovered new ways to manage network resources, operate business processes across a network, create a business operations platform, understand the importance of network position and the smart mastering of technology.  Effective managers, they concluded, must have a firm understanding of these fundamental network concepts in order to orchestrate the networks of the future. This book presents the results of an intense and energizing event which resulted in new theoretical foundations and practical insights.


Business Operating Systems Interorganisational Systems Network Orchestration Smart Business Networks business business process business process management innovation management networks organization process management strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter H. M. Vervest
    • 1
  • Diederik W. van Liere
    • 1
  • Li Zheng
    • 2
  1. 1.Rotterdam School of ManagementErasmus University Rotterdam3000 DR RotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of Industrial EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85580-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85582-8
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