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Business relating business : managing organisational relations and networks

Author: Ian Wilkinson
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Synthesizing ideas from marketing, management, economics, international business, evolutionary biology and complexity theory, this volume assesses the nature and development of collaborative advantages as a means to boost international competitiveness as well as the performance of organisations and nations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Wilkinson
ISBN: 9781845425395 1845425391
OCLC Number: 190967863
Description: vii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: relationships and networks are us --
1. The nature and role of relations and networks in business --
2. Why business relations and networks exist I: specialisation and the economics of insourcing and outsourcing --
3. Why business relations and networks exist II: value creation and innovation --
4. Business mating: establishing and developing business relations and networks --
5. Relationship attractors: typologies of business relations --
6. Business dancing: managing and being managed in business relations and networks --
7. Strategies for firms in business relations and networks: the extended enterprise and soft-assembled strategies.
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