Managerial tools and the network-as-practice perspective

Jukka Vesalainen, Magnus Hellström, Katri Valkokari

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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.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationPractices for network management : in search of collaborative advantage
EditorsJukka Vesalainen, Katri Valkokari, Magnus Hellström
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49649-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49648-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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