DsNA: A Database for Strategic Network Analysis in Italy

  • Mario A. Bochicchio
  • Barbara Livieri
  • Antonella Longo
  • Pierluca Di Cagno
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 6)


Cooperation among firms is universally seen as a catalyst of competitive advantages. However, 50 % of alliances fails, often due to the lack of tools and methods to quantitatively track the effects of alliances on firms and to link goals and KPIs outside of traditional organizational boundaries. Nonetheless, performance management and performance measurement have a key role in the assessment of alliance’s goals achievements and of the impact of alliances on firms. This concept has been included in DsNA, a tool for the analysis of strategic partnerships, that we developed with the aim of providing firms, networks’ managers, researchers and policy makers with a more structured and complete information. In particular, the innovative aspect consists of the creation of an online service which enables KPIs monitoring and benchmarking, thus simplifying a possible reconfiguration of network dynamics.


Strategic alliances Database Enterprise modelling Performance measurement Online database 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario A. Bochicchio
    • 1
  • Barbara Livieri
    • 2
  • Antonella Longo
    • 1
  • Pierluca Di Cagno
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Innovation EngineeringUniversity of SalentoLecceItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economic SciencesUniversity of SalentoLecceItaly

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