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Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

How do firms work? What networks are involved in driving organizations forward? This series presents titles which look at the dynamics of organizations and the particular effects of different types of business networks. It covers topics such as:

  • Industrial networks
  • Transaction cost economics
  • Organization theory
  • Change and information
  • New theories of the firm.

It considers both the economic, cultural and environmental factors that govern the success and failure of business networks and organizations.

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1-10 of 47 results in Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks
  1. Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance

    Issues and Perspectives

    Edited by Daniel Coffey, Carole Thornley

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Industrial issues are often inextricably linked with labour market concerns and policy approaches that attempt to consider production and employment separately are inherently flawed."This controversial statement sums up the heart of this important book. With contributions from such scholars as...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Economic Geography of Higher Education

    Knowledge, Infrastructure and Learning Regions

    By Frans Boekema, Roel Rutten

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    This exhaustive study from an experienced and respected set of editors and authors looks at the impact that universities have on their surroundings, with particular reference to regional development. With contributions from such leading scholars as Peter Maskell and Gunnar Törnqvist, this book will...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Interfirm Networks

    Organization and Industrial Competitiveness

    Edited by Anna Grandori

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    This volume examines the nature of interfirm networks and their role in promoting industrial competitiveness. Where previous work in this area has tended to be descriptive, the distinguished contributors to this volume present a balanced theoretical and empirical approach to interfirm networking...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Economic Organization, Capabilities and Coordination

    Edited by Nicolai Foss, Brian Loasby

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    The work of G.B. Richardson has given insights into key issues and debates such as markets versus hierarchies, price stability, the economics of information and the concept of competition based upon differentiated firms.This collection encourages further development of Richardson's themes. It will...

    Published October 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Formula Funding of Public Services

    By Peter C. Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    The use of formulae has become widespread in recent years across most developed countries. In the UK, a conservative estimate is that annually £150 billion of public service expenditure is distributed using formulae, in services such as health care, local government, social security and higher...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Working in the Service Sector

    A Tale from Different Worlds

    Edited by Gerhard Bosch, Steffen Lehndorff

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    The rise to prominence of the service sector - heralded over half a century ago as the great hope for the twenty-first century - has come to fruition. In many cases, employment in the service sector now outnumbers that in manufacturing sectors, and it is accepted that in all developed countries,...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Knowledge Flows in European Industry

    Edited by Yannis Caloghirou, Anastasia Constantelou, Nicholas Vonortas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    The channels and mechanisms of knowledge flows define the links that make up production and innovation systems. As such, they relate directly or indirectly to all policies that affect such systems. Knowledge flows are also directly related to intellectual property protection policies and...

    Published October 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Change in the Construction Industry

    An Account of the UK Construction Industry Reform Movement 1993-2003

    By David M. Adamson, Anthony H. Pollington

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    The UK construction industry is the sixth largest industry in the UK in terms of turnover. During the last decade, it has undergone an unprecedented period of self-examination, including input from most of the leaders of the major suppliers and clients as well as from leading politicians, civil...

    Published October 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Uniting Diverse Organizations

    Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks

    By Angel Saz-Carranza

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Networks are made up of organizations. Often a central unit, or "Network Administrative Organization" (NAO), manages an entire network of organizations that collaborate to achieve an overall network-level goal. Goal-directed networks are those that come together to achieve a shared objective, in...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Strategic and Organizational Change

    From Production to Retailing in UK Brewing 1950-1990

    By Alistair Mutch

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    The brewing industry, through its network of public houses, has a profound impact on the lives of much of the population of United Kingdom. Exploring the shaping of this industry in the years from 1950-1990, this book shows how it has moved from being largely concerned with the technical issues of...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Decisions: Risk and Reward
    By Johnnie E.V. Johnson, Alistair Bruce
    To Be Published August 14th 2014

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