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.
Partnerships for Regional Innovation and Development Implementing Smart Specialization in Europe
Organizational Networks and Networking Competence Contemporary Challenges in Management and Employment
Customer Loyalty and Supply Chain Management Business-to-Business Customer Loyalty Analysis
By Marta Gancarczyk, Anna Ujwary-Gil, Manuel González-López
May 31, 2023
This monograph presents the experience in the implementation of smart specialization strategies (S3) from multilevel policy governance, as well as from the bottom-up perspectives of firms, clusters, and networks in selected European countries. The presented research focuses on relevance and ...
By Marzena Fryczyńska
August 29, 2022
Networks and networking are essential concepts that transform organizational, economic, and social practices. Human capital is both a source of competitive advantage and a value that allows individual employees to develop their careers and find satisfaction in their employment. The book addresses ...
By Anna Ujwary-Gil
June 30, 2021
The integrated meta-model for organizational resource audit is a consistent and comprehensive instrument for auditing intangible resources and their relations and associations from the network perspective. This book undertakes a critically important problem of management sciences, poorly recognized...
By John L. Lott Jr.
January 17, 2019
The theory of the firm has recently undergone a dramatic transformation, drawing heavily on the pathbreaking work of Armen Alchian. This volume explores his contribution to the debate, including essays by Harold Demetz, Ben Klein, Jerry Jordan and Art Devany....
By Ivan Russo, Ilenia Confente
August 24, 2017
Many business-to-business (B2B) managers think that customers act rationally and base decisions mostly on price, customer loyalty isn’t considered. Companies outsource various activities, which enable them to improve efficiency, reduce costs, focus more on core competencies and improve their ...
By Angel Saz-Carranza
May 24, 2017
Networks are made up of organizations. Often a central unit, or "Network Administrative Organization" (NAO), manages an entire network of organizations that collaborate to achieve an overall network-level goal. Goal-directed networks are those that come together to achieve a shared objective, in ...
By David Fairris
August 03, 2016
Building on the work of labor historians, industrial relations scholars, and institutional labor economists, this book offers not only a comprehensive analysis of the changing nature of shopfloor labor-management relations in the large manufacturing firms of this century, it also supplies empirical...
By Jane Broadbent, Michael Dietrich, Jennifer Roberts
April 27, 2016
What has been the impact of deregulation and a rapidly changing socio-economic environment on the professions? The cross-disciplinary contributions to this volume examine the changing role of the professions....
By Johnston Birchall
April 27, 2016
Mutuality has become a topic of debate recently for a whole range of academics and social commentators. The 'demutualisation' of banks and building societies has been partnered by the idea of a 'new mutualism' , forming a set of social values and beliefs, and this collection looks at the ...
By Peijie Wang
January 20, 2016
This book provides an economic and econometric analysis of real estate investment and real estate market behaviour. Peijie Wang examines fluctuations in the real estate business to reveal the mechanisms governing the interactions between the industry and other sectors of the economy....
By Ram Mudambi, Martin Ricketts
December 07, 2015
In recent years there has been a growth in work on the organization of the firm. The same period has also seen a corresponding rise in literature dealing with the organization of the multinational firm, but the two literatures have developed quite separately, even though insights from each have ...
By Daniel Coffey, Carole Thornley
May 21, 2015
Industrial issues are often inextricably linked with labour market concerns and policy approaches that attempt to consider production and employment separately are inherently flawed."This controversial statement sums up the heart of this important book. With contributions from such scholars as ...