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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. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Location Behaviour and Relationship Stability in International Business Networks

    Evidence from the Automotive Industry

    By Bart Kamp

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    This new book investigates how the relationships of international business networks (one buyer-multiple suppliers) develop over time, looking at the geographical angle as well as an actor composition point of view. Bart Kamp presents a framework that reveals what business-to-business (...

    Published August 27th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Organization and Identity

    Edited by Alison Linstead, Stephen Linstead

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Exploring identity as a contemporary concern in everyday life and in the social sciences, this book focuses on how ideas about identity can be applied to organization and management studies. The contributors, all respected authorities in the field, use and develop recent philosophical thought on...

    Published December 6th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Thinking Organization

    Edited by Stephen Linstead, Alison Linstead

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Drawing on both analytical and continental traditions, this thought-provoking book takes a balanced look at the contributions philosophy can make to improving our understanding of what it means to organize. The essays consider three areas: representing organization, knowing organization, and the...

    Published October 6th 2008 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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