Information and Organization Design Series

Collaborative Communities of Firms

Purpose, Process, and Design

Editors: Bøllingtoft, A., Donaldson, L., Huber, G.P., Håkonsson, D.D., Snow, C.C. (Eds.)

  • Fourth in a series of books emerging from ongoing workshops on the state of the art in organization design
  • International coverage, with authors from the U.S., Europe, and Australia
  • Includes examples of innovative practices in different types of organizations and networks of organizations
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1284-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1283-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9111-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Faced with the ever-accelerating pace of technological change and the restructuring of markets, many firms have been questioning the appropriateness of their own organizational structure and effectiveness. Consequently, we have witnessed much organizational experimentation and the development of new forms of organizing over the last decade.  Firms are more dependent than ever on the need for continuous and radical innovations – and often innovations that go beyond their existing businesses. This challenges firms in terms of knowledge and idea sharing, and often necessitates the need to expand beyond the boundaries of the single firm for multi-party collaboration to meet serious challenges and develop creative solutions.

 

Drawing from the Fourth International Workshop on Organization Design, and featuring contributions from an international array of specialists, this volume focuses on the expansion beyond the boundaries of the single firm and multi-firm networks, to include, for example, community-based organization designs. A community is a connected set of firms; the connections can take on many different dimensions. For organization design theory, community-based organizations have many implications. For one, organization design theory has to identify and describe designs that enhance collaborative behavior among firms without restricting the ability of the individual firm to continue to compete within its own marketplace. Moreover, organization design theory also has to identify and describe information processing strategies and designs that allow the continuous generation, sharing, and application of existing information and knowledge. 

 

The development of effective collaborative community designs is critically important to the global economy because, increasingly, our future depends on pursuing shared goals and sustainably developing our global commons. Ideally, the ideas and findings in this book will contribute to increased attention to new organization designs capable of meeting 21st-century opportunities and challenges.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Snow, Charles C.

    Pages 1-5

  • Open Innovation Networks: The Evolution of Bureaucratic Control

    Jarvenpaa, Sirkka L. (et al.)

    Pages 9-33

  • Network or Matrix? How Information-Processing Theory Can Help MNCs Answer This Question

    Wolf, Joachim (et al.)

    Pages 35-57

  • Participation in Innovation Communities: Strategies and Contingencies

    Andersen, Poul Houman

    Pages 59-73

  • Interfirm Communities: Neither Weak nor Strong Ties

    Bergenholtz, Carsten

    Pages 75-88

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1284-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1283-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9111-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collaborative Communities of Firms
Book Subtitle
Purpose, Process, and Design
Editors
  • Anne Bøllingtoft
  • Lex Donaldson
  • George P. Huber
  • Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson
  • Charles C. Snow
Series Title
Information and Organization Design Series
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1284-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1284-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1283-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9111-9
Series ISSN
1568-2668
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 148
Topics