We conceptualize a networks-as-practice model by grounding our systems framework in the resource-based view (RBV), on the one hand, and in the strategy-as-practice perspective, on the other. From the RBV, we adopt the idea of valuable resources that are developed or deployed through activities. These activities are analogous to the practices in the practice-based approach, that is, generic ways of performing various tasks or functions. The notion of praxis in the practice-based approach gives our framework a dynamic character. Praxis, that is, actual activities or actual ways to perform general practices, have a tendency to maintain, reinforce, as well as transform the general practices. The tools introduced in the book represent networking practices that are designed to guide actual behavior in interorganizational boundaries.
|Title of host publication||Practices for network management : in search of collaborative advantage|
|Editors||Jukka Vesalainen, Katri Valkokari, Magnus Hellström|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|