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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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31-40 of 46 results in Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks
  1. Supply Chains, Markets and Power

    Managing Buyer and Supplier Power Regimes

    By Andrew Cox, Paul Ireland, Chris Lonsdale, Joe Sanderson, Glyn Watson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Supply Chains, Markets and Power takes resource-based thinking forward by stressing the need for a dynamic and entrepreneurial conception of resource acquisition and management. This book will be essential reading for all those with a professional or academic interest in supply chain management....

    Published September 13th 2001 by Routledge

  2. Managing Buyer-Supplier Relations

    The Winning Edge Through Specification Management

    By Rajesh Nellore

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Managing suppliers is a complex process that is often underestimated. This book presents research carried out by a practising manager in the automotive industry, coupled with over six hundred interviews with representatives from the automotive, aircraft and white goods industries, in order to...

    Published August 8th 2001 by Routledge

  3. The New Mutualism in Public Policy

    By Johnston Birchall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    Mutuality has become a topic of debate recently for a whole range of academics and social commentators. The 'demutualisation' of banks and building societies has been partnered by the idea of a 'new mutualism' , forming a set of social values and beliefs, and this collection looks at the...

    Published May 24th 2001 by Routledge

  4. Econometric Analysis of the Real Estate Market and Investment

    By Peijie Wang

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    This book provides an economic and econometric analysis of real estate investment and real estate market behaviour. Peijie Wang examines fluctuations in the real estate business to reveal the mechanisms governing the interactions between the industry and other sectors of the economy....

    Published April 19th 2001 by Routledge

  5. Stability and Change in High-Tech Enterprises

    Organisational Practices in Small to Medium Enterprises

    By Neil Costello

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    How do firms live through and experience change? The authors examine four high-technology firms, providing a rich analysis of their routines, and illustrating how people are continually engaged with change. The book develops a broader concept of routine, and identifies the persistence of routine...

    Published October 19th 2000 by Routledge

  6. Authority and Control in Modern Industry

    Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

    Edited by Paul L. Robertson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    This book takes a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches to the issue of organization and authority in the modern corporation. Including contributions from scholars in the US, Germany and Japan, it considers such relations, and the possible advantages of family ownership. The book...

    Published June 10th 1999 by Routledge

  7. Privatization and Supply Chain Management

    On the Effective Alignment of Purchasing and Supply after Privatization

    By Andrew Cox, Lisa Harris, David Parker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    This book brings together two of the 'hottest issues' in current management thinking: the impact of privatization on the performance and behaviour of the companies involved, and the increasingly important role of purchasing and supplier relationships. The notion that efficiency is improved with...

    Published April 15th 1999 by Routledge

  8. The Governance of Large Technical Systems

    Edited by Olivier Coutard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    This work examines the governance of large technical systems (LTS) at firm, imdustry and state levels and the interactions between the systems and society. In particular, international contributors explore the implications of major technological , economic and social changes during the last twenty...

    Published March 11th 1999 by Routledge

  9. The Changing Boundaries of the Firm

    Explaining Evolving Inter-firm Relations

    Edited by Massimo G Colombo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    This book offers a distinctive analysis of the relations and interplay between the internal activities of firms, their changing boundaries, and increasing reliance on networks and alliances with other firms.The contributors offer a blend of theoretical and empirical studies; they are based on a set...

    Published September 3rd 1998 by Routledge

  10. Organizing Industrial Activities Across Firm Boundaries

    By Anna Dubois

    Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

    The way in which industrial activities are organised among firms is a fundamental theoretical concern. In practice, firms have found these matters, referred to as make-or-buy issues, difficult to analyse. Organising Industrial Activities Across Firm Boundaries succeeds in combining an analysis of...

    Published February 12th 1998 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance: Issues and Perspectives
    Edited by Daniel Coffey, Carole Thornley
    To Be Published January 5th 2015

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