Contributions to Management Science

New Developments in the Theory of Networks

Franchising, Alliances and Cooperatives

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

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The theory of networks aims at developing theoretical views on the design and management of alliances, franchise chains, licensing, joint ventures, cooperatives, and venture capital relations. The current trend in economics and management of networks is twofold: First there is a strong tendency toward application of theoretical approaches developed both in organizational economics, strategic management and organization theory. The second trend refers to the development of more integrative views on networks. Especially, combining organizational economics, strategic management and relational views on networks are very promising research directions. Starting from this status of research, the current book emphasizes network research as a theory-driven field by offering new perspectives on contract design, decision and ownership rights, value creation, knowledge management and the role of social capital in franchising networks, alliances and cooperatives.

About the authors

Mika Tuunanen, Research focus: Franchising and Entrepreneurship, Professor at the School of Business and Economics, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Josef Windsperger, Research focus: Networks and Theory of the Firm, Professor of Organization and Management at the Center of Business Studies, University of Vienna, Austria Gerard Cliquet, Research focus: Marketing, Retailing and Franchising, Professor of Business at the IGR-IAE, Université de Rennes 1, France George Hendrikse, Research focus: Organization Economics, Cooperatives, Franchising, Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • New Developments in the Theory of Networks: Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Windsperger, Josef (et al.)

  • Determinants of Contractual Completeness in Franchising

    Pages 13-30

    Hendrikse, George (et al.)

  • Delegation and Autonomy in Franchising

    Pages 31-44

    López-Fernández, Begoña (et al.)

  • Allocation of Decision Rights in International Franchise Firms: The Case of Master and Direct Franchising

    Pages 45-58

    Mumdžiev, Nada

  • Incentives and Control in Company-Owned Versus Franchised Outlets: An Empirical Study at the Chain Level

    Pages 59-74

    Chabaud, Didier (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Developments in the Theory of Networks
Book Subtitle
Franchising, Alliances and Cooperatives
Editors
  • Mika Tuunanen
  • Josef Windsperger
  • Gérard Cliquet
  • George W. J. Hendrikse
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2615-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2615-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2614-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2829-0
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 372
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