Economics of Interfirm Networks

Edited by Theresia Theurl
Okonomik der Kooperation, No. 4
December 2005
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161486013
300 pages, Illustrated, 6 ¼ x 9 ¼”
$117.50 Paper Original

Globalization & modern technologies are new challenges to firms, to which they react by forming networks, which are successful only if they are able to agree upon transparent & credible rules for their cooperation as well as an effective network management. This volume brings together innovative ideas from highly renowned scholars in the fields of organization theory and institutional economics.


Networks—Organizational Solutions to Future Challenges.
Globalization & Cooperative Business Strategies.
Cooperative Initiative—Milestone of the European Economy.
The IT-Shaped Organization.
Characteristics of Virtual Networks.
Stability in Times of Change—A Strength of Cooperatives.
Significance of Governance Structures.
From Corporate to Cooperative Governance.
Cooperative Net Governance—Organizing Professional Sports Leagues.
Managing Interfirm Networks—Towards More Reflexive Network Development?
Problems of Creating Inter-Organizational Value Chains.
Slicing the Value Chain—Retail Banking in the 21st Century.

Notes on Contributors.

Multinationals; Economics

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