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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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11-20 of 47 results in Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks
  1. 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

  2. Towards better Performing Transport Networks

    By Bart Jourquin, Piet Rietveld, Kerstin Westin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    The performance of current transport systems is inadequate when viewed in terms of economic efficiency, sustainability and safety. Drawing together key an impressive list of contributors from the vast field of transportation economics including Kenneth Button, David Banister and Juan...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Government Managing Risk

    Income Contingent Loans for Social and Economic Progress

    By Bruce Chapman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Higher education rates are increasing throughout the Western world, yet at the same time, government budgets face increasing constraints. This has ensured that the importance of student support is recognized in many countries. In recent years there has been a world-wide movement towards the use of...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Privatisation and Financial Collapse in the Nuclear Industry

    The Origins and Causes of the British Energy Crisis of 2002

    By Simon Taylor

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    A timely contribution and incisive analysis, this is the story of the British experiment in privatizing the nuclear power industry and its subsequent financial collapse. It tells how the UK's pioneering role in nuclear power led to bad technology choices, a badly flawed restructuring of the...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Procuring Complex Performance

    Studies of Innovation in Product-Service Management

    Edited by Nigel Caldwell, Mickey Howard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    This book examines the management of Procuring Complex Performance (PCP) in large-scale programmes that includes the downstream support phase in sectors such as construction, healthcare, transport, aerospace, marine and defence. It brings together a series of edited chapters to explain why the...

    Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Developments in the Call Centre Industry

    Analysis, Changes and Challenges

    Edited by Julia Connell, John Burgess

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Over the past ten years there has been a massive growth in call centres worldwide. These centres are said to represent the most dynamic growth area in white-collar employment internationally since the mid 1990s. Yet the footloose and global nature of the industry means that jobs will always be...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Universities, Innovation and the Economy

    By Helen Lawton-Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Universities are increasingly expected to be at the heart of networked structures contributing to society in meaningful and measurable ways through research, the teaching and development of experts, and knowledge innovation. While there is nothing new in universities’ links with industry, what is...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Deregulation, Innovation and Market Liberalization

    Electricity Regulation in a Continually Evolving Environment

    By L. Lynne Kiesling

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Over the past 50 years the US economy has experienced economic dynamism and technological change at a dizzying pace, driven substantially by innovation in digital communication technology. This dynamism has had limited effects in the electricity industry, and institutional change within the...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Business Networks

    Strategy and Structure

    By Emanuela Todeva

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Although social, political, technological and business networks hold our modern world together, we still lack a good understanding of what business networks are, how they work, and the language of network analysis that we may apply to solve common, everyday problems. This book looks at such...

    Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Markets in Fashion

    A phenomenological approach

    By Patrik Aspers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Interest in contemporary cultural industries has grown in the past decade, as they take on a greater significance in our increasingly consumer-led society. Focusing on the world of fashion photography, this book presents an interdisciplinary approach in which this and other aesthetic markets, such...

    Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge

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