Contributions to Management Science

Design and Management of Interfirm Networks

Franchise Networks, Cooperatives and Alliances

Editors: Windsperger, J., Cliquet, G., Hendrikse, G., Srećković, M. (Eds.)

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  • Offers an interdisciplinary understanding of the economics and management of interfirm networks
  • Presents new research perspectives on the relationship between networks and innovation
  • Highlights a network-centric view of the new digital economy
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Interfirm networks include franchising, retail and service chains, cooperatives, financial networks, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing, public-private partnerships and new network forms in the digital economy. This book gathers the latest research studies that approach these networks – and the creation of innovation under the conditions of a complex, dynamic, knowledge-intensive and digital economy – from an interdisciplinary perspective. 
The studies, all of which were written by respected experts, explore how firms can improve their competitiveness by securing access to innovation, knowledge, complementary resources and capabilities otherwise not available to them. In addition, they highlight how, driven by an unpredictable environment, firms embedded in inter-organizational networks are increasingly transforming from co-operators to collaborators and valuable co-creators of innovation.  

About the authors

Gérard Cliquet is emeritus professor at the University of Rennes 1 (France) where he was a professor of marketing and retailing at the School of Business Administration (IGR-IAE). He has published 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 20 books as an author or editor on several topics, including geomarketing, retailing, franchising, intercultural marketing, and retail branding.
George Hendrikse is full professor in Economics of Organizations at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands). His research and teaching focus is on the internal and industrial organization of enterprises, with a special interest in cooperatives. He has published 15 books, more than 125 scholarly articles, and supervised 14 PhD theses.
Marijana Srećković is senior scientist at the Department of Industrial Building and Interdisciplinary Planning, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien,  Austria). She holds a PhD in Social and Economic Sciences from TU Wien, and her current research deals with innovation and networks, capabilities, and business models in the digital economy.
Josef Windsperger is professor of Organization and Management at the University of Vienna (Austria). His research and teaching focus is on the governance of interfirm networks and strategy of the international firm. His major publications are in economics and management of networks, such as franchising, joint ventures and clusters, and the theory of the firm.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Design and Management of Interfirm Networks: An Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Windsperger, Josef (et al.)

  • Innovation Climate in Plural Form Franchise Networks: The Mediator Role of Mutual Learning

    Pages 13-32

    Minh Ngoc, Nguyen (et al.)

  • They Are Jolly Good Fellows! A Framework for Antecedents and Consequences of Peer Trust in Franchise Networks

    Pages 33-56

    Croonen, Evelien P. M. (et al.)

  • Business Model Innovation in Franchising: Rethinking the Franchising Taxonomy

    Pages 57-74

    Di Lernia, Cary (et al.)

  • Why Adopt Microfranchising? Evidence from Brazil on an Organizational Innovation Designed to Face New Challenges

    Pages 75-89

    Nunes, Rubens (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design and Management of Interfirm Networks
Book Subtitle
Franchise Networks, Cooperatives and Alliances
Editors
  • Josef Windsperger
  • Gérard Cliquet
  • George Hendrikse
  • Marijana Srećković
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29245-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29245-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29244-7
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 388
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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