EMNet 2007: 3rd International Conference on ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF NETWORKS





3rd International Conference on Economics and Management of Networks

Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam

28, 29 and 30 June, 2007

The purpose of this third conference is to provide an international discussion forum for research in economics and management of networks (franchising, cooperatives, joint ventures, strategic alliances, venture capital relations). Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers from all areas in economics and management of networks are presented.


Thursday, 28 June 2007

13.00 to 14.30: Registration
14.00 to 14.30: Welcome (Room T3-21)
Dean of RSM, Han van Dissel and Organizing Chair: George Hendrikse, RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam 

14.30 to 15.15 – Plenary Session: (Room T3-21)Keynote Speaker: Claude Ménard, Université de Paris 1, Centre ATOM, FranceThe Governance of Hybrid Organizations

15.15 to 15.30: Break

15.30 to 17.00: Parallel Sessions

15.30 to 17.00 – Session Ia: - Plural Form in Franchising (Room T3-02)Session Chair: Manuel González-Díaz Rajiv Dant, Brent Baker: Stable Plural Forms in Franchise Systems: An Examination of the Evolution of Ownership Redirection ResearchRoy Beheler, Seth Norton, Kabir Sen: A Comparison of Company Owned and Franchised Fast Food OutletsRozenn Perrigot: Internationalization of the Franchising Network and Plural Form: Is There Any Significant Relationship?

15.30 to 17.00 – Session Ib: Joint Ventures – (Room T3-10)Session Chair: Jorma Larimo Huu Le Nguyen, Jorma Larimo: Governing for Success: The Host Country Uncertainty and the Design of Foreign Parent Control in International Joint VenturesVlatka Bilas, Danijela Cenan, Najla Podrug: The Problems Associated with Managing International Joint Ventures in CroatiaLiljana Elmazi, Evelina Bazini: Development of International Joint Ventures as an Entry Strategy Modes in Viewpoint of Context-Dependent Focal Actors: Albania as a Case Study

15.30 to 17.00 – Session Ic: Strategic Alliances – (Room T3-16)Session Chair: John Hagedoorn Rachel Bocquet: Inter-firm Relations and Innovative Activity: A Cluster Analysis based on Subcontracting Firms in the French Sillon AlpinSören Kupke, Christof Lattemann: How Alliancing as a Dynamic Capability Influences the Absoptive Capacity of Firms - Evidence from two Case StudiesValerie Duplat, Regis Coeurderoy: Technology Strategic Alliances and the Institutional Foundation of Networks

17.00 to 17.30: Break

17.30 to 19.00: Parallel Sessions

17.30 to 19.00 – Session IIa: Franchising and Entrepreneurship – (Room T3-02)Session Chair: Mika Tuunanen Mika Tuunanen, Jenni Torikka: Finnish Franchisees Discontinuance and Failure – An Empirical StudyIlan Alon, Mirela Alpeza, Aleksandar Erceg: Implementation of Franchising as a Business Model in Croatian Business ContextIrma Agardi, Andras Bauer: Impact of Horizontal Retail Alliances and Size on the Performance of Allied Retailer

17.30 to 19.00 – Session IIb: Boards in Cooperatives – (Room T3-10)Session Chair: Masahiko Shiraishi Jos Bijman, George Hendrikse: Accommodating Two Worlds in One Organization: Changing Board Roles in Agricultural CooperativesConstantine Iliopoulos: Manager Compensation and Influence Costs in Agribusiness CooperativesPeter Österberg, Karin Hakelius, Jerker Nilsson: Member Attributes as Determinants to Commitment and Trust in Agricultural Cooperatives

17.30 to 19.00 – Special Session IIc: Governance Issues in SEE – (Room T3-16)Session Chair: Josef Windsperger Veljko Trivun, Vedad Silajdzic: Harmonization of B&H Legislation with EU Law in Domain of E-LegislationIvan Stosic: Privatization of Enterprises in Serbia - Results, Problems, PerspectivesSlavica Manic: Questionable Achievements of Corporate Governance: The Case of Serbia

19.00 to 20.00 – Reception (T-building, Thrid floor)

Friday, 29 June 2007

9.00 to 10.30 – Session IIIa: Franchising - Governance Issues (Room T3-02)Session Chair: Seth Norton Benito Arrunada, Luis Vazquez, Giorgio Zaranone: Institutional Constraints on Organizations: The Case of Automobile Distribution in SpainSusana López Bayon, Begoña López Fernández: Does it Pay to Become a Franchisee? Analysis of Economic Rents in RestaurantsSteve Spinelli, Christine Lentz: Value Curve and the Franchisee-Franchisor Relationship: Implementing Networking Mechanisms for Entrepreneurial Management

9.00 to 10.30 – Session IIIb: Cooperatives – Membership Heterogenity – (Room T3-06)Session Chair: George Hendrikse Ilona Banaszak: Success or Failure of Cooperation in Agricultural Markets. Evidence from Producer Groups in PolandSven Ole Borgen, Ann-Christin Sørensen: Product Differentiation and Cooperative OwnershipNikos Kalogeras, Gert van Dijk, G. Baourakis: The Market Exchange of Delivery Rights within New Generation Cooperatives: Some Empirical Observations

9.00 to 10.30 – Session IIIc: Governance Structure Issues in Networks – (Room T3-13)Session Chair: Anna Grandori Marta Fernández-Barcala, Manuel González Días, Emmanuel Raynaud: The Governance of Quality: the Case of Agrifood Brands Joris Aertsens: Formal Governance as a Necessity for Growth in the Organic MarketRiccardo Stacchezzini: Relationships between Governance Structure and Corporate Risks: Implications for Risk Management in Business Networks

9.00 to 10.30 – Session IIId: Entrepreneurship and Networks – (Room T3-35)Session Chair: Karin Hakelius Sanna Tihula, Jari Huovinen: Prevalence of Management Teams in the Firms Owned by Habitual and First-time EntrepreneursJari Huovinen, Sanna Tihula: Habitual Entrepreneurship and Family Business: Exploring the ConnectionsThomas Ehrmann, Brinja Meiseberg: Performance Implications of Network Structure, Resource Investment and Competition in the German Motion Picture Industry

10.30 to 11.00 Break

11.00 to 12.30 – Business Session: Contracting Practices and Issues IVa:  – (Room T3-02) Rommert Dekker: Contracting in Service Logistics: Alignment between Contract Design and OperationsJos Burgers: Contracting Practices in Franchising (Dutch Franchise Association)……

11.00 to 12.30 – Session IVb: – Development of a Franchise Relationship (Room T3-06)Session Chair: Hachemi Aliouchi Evelien Croonen: Trust and Fair Dealing in Franchise RelationshipsAnita du Toit: The Financing and Mentoring of Emerging Franchisees through Tandem FranchisingPaulo Azevedo: Delegation and Real Authority in Franchise Chains

11.00 to 12.30 – Session IVc: – Member Interests in Cooperatives (Room T3-13)Session Chair: Jerker Nilsson Jon Hanf: Strategic Chain Management – But what are the Goals? How do the Goals Effect Cooperation and Coordination? Arvid Senhaji: The Comparative Static Results for a NARP-maximising Processing Cooperative in Short-run EquilibriumBehrooz Khezerloo, I. Coskun Ceylan: An Investigation of Relationships between Co-operatives Members’ Characteristics and Cooperatives Growth: A Case Study in the Western-Azerbaijan Province, Iran

11.00 to 12.30 – Session IVd: Networks in Different Sectors – (Room T3-35)Session Chair:  Stefanie Franz: Integrated Delivery Systems in the Health Service: An Empirical Network AnalysisStefan Sohn: Networking Effects in the German Health Care SystemRené van den Brienk, Pieter Ruys: Technology Driven Organization Structure of the Firm

12.30 to 14.00: Lunch (L building, de Etage, first floor)

14.00 to 15.30 – Session Va: Theoretical Views on Networks – (Room T3-02)Session Chair: Ivan Ribero Nieves Arranz, Juan Carlos Fernández. de Arroyabe: What Variables Affect, and how, Governance Networks: Approach from Transaction Cost TheoryVirgile Chassagnon: What is a Firm? What is a Network-Firm?Anna Grandori, Marco Furlotti: Facio ut Facias: Associational Contracts and Innovation

14.00 to 15.30 – Session Vb: Market Strategies of Cooperatives – (Room T3-06)Session Chair: George Hendrikse Theodoros Benos, Nikos Kalogeras, Frans Verhees: Greek Cooperatives' Organizational Re-engineering: The Influence of Organizational Attributes on Strategic Outcomes and PerformanceKarin Hakelius: Changing Values - a Repeated Study of Farmers' Attitudes towards DirectorsYamei Hu, George Hendrikse: Allocation of Decision Rights in Fruit and Vegetable Contracts

14.00 to 15.30 – Session Vc: Relationships in Financial Networks – (Room T3-13)Session Chair: Thomas Ehrmann Rui Cao, Chun Xia: Information Communication in Financial NetworksDavid Mas, Annick Vignes, Gerard Weisbuch: Networks and Syndication strategies: Does a Venture Capitalist Need to be in the Center?Peter Abell, Tahir Nisar: Performance Effects of Venture Capital Firm Networks

14.00 to 15.30 – Session Vd: Alliances in Marketing– (Room T3-35)Session Chair: Rozenn Perrigot Britta Lietke, Waldemar Toporowski: Principal-Agent Conflicts in Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)Carlos Brito, Raquel Meneses: A Network based Approach for the Understanding of International New Ventures Market SelectionOdile Streed, Gerard Cliquet: Concept Uniformity in Limited-Service Restaurant Chains

15.30 to 16.00 Break

16.00 to 17.30 – Session VIa: Location and Governance of Franchising Networks – (Room T3-02)Session Chair: Rajiv Dant Gerard Cliquet: Store Location in a Plural Form Network: An Exploratory ApproachGiorgio Zaranone: A Theory of Vertical GovernanceMarta Fernández Barcala, Manuel González Díaz: The Election of Organizational Form in Hotel Companies

16.00 to 17.30 – Session VIb: Different Topics on Networks – (Room T3-06)Session Chair: Aleksandar Erceg Dedina Jiri, Dedina Jiri: Models of Network Structures used in the EUSonia Ruggiero: The Influence of District Organization on Supply Chain Logistics: The Case of the Ligurian Rivera Flower DistrictIgor Szkandera: Analysis of cluster development in Moravia-Silesian region as an instrument of increasing SME competitivenessHelmut Braun: Lighter-than-Air vs. Heavier-than-Air: How Can Network Effects Explain the Failure of Airship-Technology?

16.00 to 17.30 – Session VIc: Strategies for Cooperatives – (Room T3-13)Session Chair: Ivan Riberio Jon Hanf: Retail Globalization – Driver of Change in the Agri-Food BusinessMasahiko Shiraishi: The Study on Synergy and Franchising Network of Business and Activity of Agricultural Co-operatives toward the Sustainable Innovation of Food System in Japan

16.00 to 17.30 – Session VId: Different Issues on Networks – (Room T3-35)Session Chair: Annick Vignes Christaan Hogendorn, Wolfgang Gick: Coordinating through PlatformsAntoni Rubi Barcelo: Scientific Collaboration Network: The Role of Heterogeniety and CongestionGraziella Fornengo, Elisabetta Ottoz: Temporary Groups of Firms in the Provision of Local Public Transport

20.00 – CONFERENCE DINNER (Faculty club, H-building, floor 17)

Saturday, 30 June 2007

8.45 to 10.15 – Session VIIa: Financial Issues in Franchising– (Room T3-02)Session Chair: Gerard Cliquet Vanesa Solis Rodríguez, Manuel González Díaz: Is Franchising a Financial Tool? A Dynamic Panel Data ApproachAbe de Jong, Tao Jiang: A Dynamic Capital Structure Study in FranchisingHachemi Aliouche, Fred Kaen, Udo Schlentrich: The Market Performance of Franchise Common Stock: A Cost of Equity Perspective

8.45 to 10.15 – Session VIIb: Theoretical Approaches of Networks – (Room T3-06)Session Chair: Emmanuel Raynaud Ivan Cesar Ribeiro: Networks, Relational Contracts and the Theory of the Firm: Beyond WilliamsonThomas Ehrmann, Hendrik Schmale: The Comparative Costs and Benefits of Networking and Hierarchies

8.45 to 10.15 – Session VIIc: Efficiency of Strategic Alliances– (Room T3-35)Session Chair: Deepak Shirdeshmukh Robert Knop: Success Factors of Strategic Networks of Small and Medium EnterprisesF. Dadashian, Saeed Shakibfar, Fazel Zarandi, Kianfar: Developing a Balanced Scorecard for Strategic AlliancesMustafa Güngör, Kaan Atolug: Understanding the Changes in Supply Management

8.45 to 10.15 – Session VIId: eRNAC – Session (Room T3-13)Session Chair: George Hendrikse  

10.15 to 10.45 Break

10.45 to 12.15 – Session VIIIa: Knowledge and Risk Management in Networks – (Room T3-02)Session Chair: Jenni Torikka Josef Windsperger, Nina Gorovaia: The Choice of Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms in Franchising Networks: A Property Rights View Julian Dormann, Thomas Ehrmann: Knowledge Transfer in Inter-Organizational Collaborations and Productive Efficiency: A Contingency ApproachMarco Furlotti: Planning for Risk or Planning for Performance? Managing Resource Requirements and Coordination Concerns in Technology Alliance Agreement

10.45 to 12.30 – Session VIIIb: Cooperatives: Strategy and Governance Issues – (Room T3-06)Session Chair: Rainer Kuhl Ann-Christin Sørensen: Cooperative Models: Rethinking the Objective-Strategy-Structure RelationshipDaniel Brunner, Tim Voigt: Entrepreneurial Decision-making in Cooperative Organizations - TheoreticalImplications of a Case Study ResearchAkira Kurimoto: Governance Problems in Cooperative Federations and Franchising ChainsOnno van Bekkum: Cooperatives and Private Equity: What´s the Deal?

10.45 to 12.30 – Session VIIIc – Different Issues of Network Organization I (Room T3-13)Session Chair: Christiaan Hogendorn Edward Fisher: Managing Others’ Reactions in Strategic Alliance/Network Negotiations: Triumph of the NerdsMark Wipprich: Efficiency and Vertical NetworksGlenn Voss, Deepak Sirdeshmukh: Effects of Financial and Relational Capital on Organizational Exploration and ExploitationElodie Gardet: Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in Alliance Networks Developing an Innovation Project

10.45 to 12.30 – Session VIIId – Different Issues of Network Organization II (Room T3-35)Session Chair: Jon Hanf Edgar Hütte: Multinationals at the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid: A Resource-Based Perspective on Cross-Sector CollaborationsXiuwen Zhai: Analysis of the Strategy of Multinational Firm in China - From Joint Ventures to Wholly-owned Foreign EnterprisesBoban Stojanovic, Snezana Radukic: Market Equilibrium of Network Industries in the New EconomyJosef Windsperger, Miklos Rosta: Relationship between Decision and Ownership Rights in Joint Ventures: Evidence from Hungarian Joint Ventures

12.30 to 13.30 Lunch

13.30 to 14.00 – Plenary Session – (Room T3-02)Session Chair: Josef Windsperger EMNet-conference 2009 will take place at the University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and BusinessDiscussion of Publication possibilities in the edited book and the special issue of IJMO

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