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Management of Alliance Networks

Formation, Functionality, and Post Operational Strategies

Sroka, Włodzimierz, Hittmár, Štefan

2013, XVII, 120 p. 27 illus.

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  • Simple and understandable text on inter-firm cooperation
  • Provides a theoretical background which creates a base for practical application
  • Presents a practical case of a company which has implemented a portfolio of alliances to explain the management of bilateral alliance networks
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Effective management is crucial to the success of the inter-firm cooperation, and may reduce the risk that is inherently associated with these strategies. If cooperative strategy is to be successful, managers must have knowledge of factors that should be taken into consideration during formation and management of alliance networks. Therefore the main goal of this book is an understandable and simple presentation of the complexity involved in the management of alliance networks at three basic stages: formation stage, functioning stage, and post-operational stage. The book consists of six chapters, both theoretical and practical. A new model for management of alliance networks, which utilizes different instruments and tools, has been developed in the work. The last part of the book concentrates on the management of alliance networks in a practice-based framework based on the example of an engineering company which has formed a portfolio of bilateral alliances.​

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Alliance network - Bilateral alliances - Information systems - Inter-firm cooperation - Knowledge management - Strategy and Organization

Related subjects » Business Information Systems - Industrial Organization - Organization - Human Resource Management

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