SIOE and EAAE
Cooperatives differ in their intensity of horizontal and vertical communication, their innovation policies, and their centralization of decision-making power.
This book highlights cutting-edge research in the economics and management of networks as an interdisciplinary field, offering new theoretical, empirical and practical perspectives on the management, governance, ownership and control of cooperatives, franchising networks and strategic alliances. Further, it presents a strategic group perspective on franchisers and discusses both social entrepreneurship issues in franchising and franchising strategies for Indigenous entrepreneurship in Australia. Lastly, it offers a dynamic capabilities approach to alliance portfolio management and analyses the antecedents of the transitions taking place in the lifecycles of alliances.
This book on Network Governance contributes to the literature by offering new perspectives on network goals and performance, inter-organizational learning and trust in alliances, corporate governance issues in cooperatives, governance of cross-border retail networks, contract design and governance innovations in cooperatives and franchising.
Professor George Hendrikse, Scientific Director of the Erasmus Centre for Cooperatives, is taking part in the EU study "Support for Farmers' Cooperatives". The study should provide the background knowledge required to help European farmers organise themselves in cooperatives, by describing current forms of producer organisations in European agriculture and by identifying measures that have proved to be effective in supporting those organisations.