The organization of interfirm networks, such as alliances, cooperatives, franchise and retail chains, has become an important research topic in the field of economics, marketing, strategic management, and organization theory.
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.
Edited by Mika Tuunanen, Josef Windsperger, Gérard Cliquet & George Hendrikse. The theory of networks aims at developing theoretical views on the design and management of alliances, franchise chains, licensing, joint ventures, cooperatives, and venture capital relations.
The book emphasizes research in economics and management of networks as an interdisciplinary field by offering new theoretical perspectives and presenting new empirical results on strategic and governance structure issues in cooperatives, franchising networks, alliances, joint ventures and venture capital relations.
By G. Cliquet, G. Hendrikse, M. Tuunanen, and J. Windsperger. The design and management of networks have become very important research topics in the field of organizational economics and management in the last decade.
By George Hendrikse. The general theme of this book is that the choice of governance structure matters.