© 2006 – Routledge
288 pages | 30 B/W Illus.
Although social, political, technological and business networks hold our modern world together, we still lack a good understanding of what business networks are, how they work, and the language of network analysis that we may apply to solve common, everyday problems. This book looks at such questions as:
Emanuela Todeva deftly explores the patterns of networking and the dynamics of network relationships, to show how we can begin to tap their full potential. Of great interest to students and scholars of business network analysis, this revealing volume will also prove informative for managers wishing to obtain insights into network dynamics and its implications for strategic decision making.
Business Networks expertly provides an interdisciplinary overview. It skilfully engages the reader with a range of economic, sociological, strategic management and communication theories that contribute to our knowledge of networks and networking. Transcending specific disciplines, and synthesizing the contributions that shape the structural, relational and cultural approaches to network analysis, Todeva’s outstanding text offers a wealth of conceptual frameworks and an exhaustive typology of existing business networks.
1. Introduction 2. Aspiring Networks 3. Acting in Business Networks 4. Relationships in Business Networks 5. Business Network Structures 6. Types of Business Networks 7. Conclusions Appendix 1: Concepts and Indicators for Empirical Investigation of Business Networks. Bibliography
How do firms work? What networks are involved in driving organizations forward? This series presents titles which look at the dynamics of organizations and the particular effects of different types of business networks. It covers topics such as:
It considers both the economic, cultural and environmental factors that govern the success and failure of business networks and organizations.