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Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks


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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:

  • Industrial networks
  • Transaction cost economics
  • Organization theory
  • Change and information
  • New theories of the firm.

It considers both the economic, cultural and environmental factors that govern the success and failure of business networks and organizations.

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Partnerships for Regional Innovation and Development Implementing Smart Specialization in Europe

Partnerships for Regional Innovation and Development: Implementing Smart Specialization in Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Marta Gancarczyk, Anna Ujwary-Gil, Manuel González-López
August 06, 2021

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 ...

Organizational Networks and Networking Competence Contemporary Challenges in Management and Employment

Organizational Networks and Networking Competence: Contemporary Challenges in Management and Employment

1st Edition

By Marzena Fryczyńska
February 23, 2021

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 ...

Organizational Network Analysis Auditing Intangible Resources

Organizational Network Analysis: Auditing Intangible Resources

1st Edition

By Anna Ujwary-Gil
November 20, 2019

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...

Uncertainty and Economic Evolution Essays in Honour of Armen Alchian

Uncertainty and Economic Evolution: Essays in Honour of Armen Alchian

1st Edition

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....

Customer Loyalty and Supply Chain Management Business-to-Business Customer Loyalty Analysis

Customer Loyalty and Supply Chain Management: Business-to-Business Customer Loyalty Analysis

1st Edition

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 ...

Uniting Diverse Organizations Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks

Uniting Diverse Organizations: Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks

1st Edition

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 ...

Shopfloor Matters Labor - Management Relations in 20th Century American Manufacturing

Shopfloor Matters: Labor - Management Relations in 20th Century American Manufacturing

1st Edition

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...

The End of the Professions? The Restructuring of Professional Work

The End of the Professions?: The Restructuring of Professional Work

1st Edition

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....

The New Mutualism in Public Policy

The New Mutualism in Public Policy

1st Edition

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 ...

Econometric Analysis of the Real Estate Market and Investment

Econometric Analysis of the Real Estate Market and Investment

1st Edition

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....

The Organisation of the Firm International Business Perspectives

The Organisation of the Firm: International Business Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance Issues and Perspectives

Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance: Issues and Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

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