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Interfirm Networks

Franchising, Cooperatives and Strategic Alliances

Editors: Windsperger, J., Cliquet, G., Ehrmann, Th., Hendrikse, G. (Eds.)

  • Helps to understand and successfully design interorganizational relationships
  • Special chapters on franchising and cooperatives explain contract design, control and incentive issues
  • Includes new results on theoretical views on interfirm networks and their application in different industries
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About this book

The organization of interfirm networks, such as alliances, cooperatives, franchise and retail chains, has become an important research topic in the field of economics, marketing, strategic management, and organization theory. This book contributes to the literature on formal and informal inter-organizational governance by providing new insights on contract design, ownership, evolution of cooperation, role of social capital and performance in franchising networks; includes topics of loyalty, reputation and organizational form as well as performance of cooperatives, and discusses the relationship between formal and relational governance in alliances, governance structures of innovation activities, dynamics of interfirm conflicts, and network externalities and alliance formation.

Reviews

“Contributors, editors and authors, of this book have to be congratulated since they produced a very good text on the organization of interfirm networks … . It is a very complete work, very well written and providing a very agreeable reading, simultaneously rigorous and pedagogic, indispensable for academics and practitioners in the fields of economics, marketing and strategic management, accessible and interesting to broad crowds of readers.” (Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, International Journal of Latest Trends in Finance & Economic Sciences, Vol. 6 (2), June, 2016)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Interfirm Networks: An Introduction

    Windsperger, Josef (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The Dynamics of Contractual Design: Determinants of Contract Duration in Franchising Networks

    Chanut, Odile (et al.)

    Pages 9-33

  • Using Organizational Capability and Transaction Cost Theory to Explain Multi-unit Franchising

    Hussain, Dildar (et al.)

    Pages 35-55

  • Multi-unit Franchise System Performance: An Organizational Economics Analysis

    Lanchimba, Cintya (et al.)

    Pages 57-76

  • Effects of Evolutionary Rules on Cooperative Tendencies in Franchising Networks

    Ehrmann, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 77-97

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10184-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10183-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35850-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interfirm Networks
Book Subtitle
Franchising, Cooperatives and Strategic Alliances
Editors
  • Josef Windsperger
  • Gérard Cliquet
  • Thomas Ehrmann
  • Georg Hendrikse
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10184-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10184-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10183-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35850-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 320
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
Topics