Practices for network management : in search of collaborative advantage

Jukka Vesalainen (Editor), Katri Valkokari (Editor), Magnus Hellström (Editor)

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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.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49649-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49648-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeC2 Edited work


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

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