Practices for network management : in search of collaborative advantage

C2 Edited book

Internal Authors/Editors

Publication Details

List of Authors: Jukka Vesalainen, Katri Valkokari, Magnus Hellström
Place: London
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-3-319-49648-1
eISBN: 978-3-319-49649-8


Presenting 17 tools developed through rigorous design science research, this book bridges the relevance gap within network management. In so doing, it proposes a novel system-framework and establishes a path towards a networks-as-practice view on inter-organizational relationships. The systems-framework builds on three institutionalized business practices: Networks-as-coordinated social systems, Networks-as-knowledge-creating platforms, and Networks-as-value-generating entities. Through these tools, Towards Relational Business Practices intends to propose a new managerial praxis and provoke new and improved frameworks and models for network management.


Boundary-spanning business model, Business development, Business ecosystem, business network, Business strategy, Business-to-business marketing, collaboration, customer relationship management, management

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