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Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks


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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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Uncertainty and Economic Evolution: Essays in Honour of Armen Alchian

Uncertainty and Economic Evolution: Essays in Honour of Armen Alchian

1st Edition

John L. Lott Jr.
January 17, 2019

The theory of the firm has recently undergone a dramatic transformation, drawing heavily on the pathbreaking work of Armen Alchian. This volume explores his contribution to the debate, including essays by Harold Demetz, Ben Klein, Jerry Jordan and Art Devany....

Customer Loyalty and Supply Chain Management: Business-to-Business Customer Loyalty Analysis

Customer Loyalty and Supply Chain Management: Business-to-Business Customer Loyalty Analysis

1st Edition

Ivan Russo, Ilenia Confente
August 07, 2017

Many business-to-business (B2B) managers think that customers act rationally and base decisions mostly on price, customer loyalty isn’t considered. Companies outsource various activities, which enable them to improve efficiency, reduce costs, focus more on core competencies and improve their...

Uniting Diverse Organizations: Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks

Uniting Diverse Organizations: Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks

1st Edition

Angel Saz-Carranza
May 24, 2017

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...

Shopfloor Matters: Labor - Management Relations in 20th Century American Manufacturing

Shopfloor Matters: Labor - Management Relations in 20th Century American Manufacturing

1st Edition

David Fairris
August 04, 2016

Building on the work of labor historians, industrial relations scholars, and institutional labor economists, this book offers not only a comprehensive analysis of the changing nature of shopfloor labor-management relations in the large manufacturing firms of this century, it also supplies empirical...

The End of the Professions?: The Restructuring of Professional Work

The End of the Professions?: The Restructuring of Professional Work

1st Edition

Jane Broadbent, Michael Dietrich, Jennifer Roberts
April 24, 2016

What has been the impact of deregulation and a rapidly changing socio-economic environment on the professions? The cross-disciplinary contributions to this volume examine the changing role of the professions....

The New Mutualism in Public Policy

The New Mutualism in Public Policy

1st Edition

Johnston Birchall
April 24, 2016

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...

Econometric Analysis of the Real Estate Market and Investment

Econometric Analysis of the Real Estate Market and Investment

1st Edition

Peijie Wang
January 21, 2016

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....

Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance: Issues and Perspectives

Industrial and Labour Market Policy and Performance: Issues and Perspectives

1st Edition

Daniel Coffey, Carole Thornley
May 22, 2015

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...

Decisions: Risk and Reward

Decisions: Risk and Reward

1st Edition

Johnnie E.V. Johnson, Alistair Bruce
May 08, 2015

In recent years leading figures in a variety of fields - political, financial, medical, and organizational - have become acutely aware of the need to effectively incorporate aspects of risk into their decision-making. This book addresses a wide range of contemporary issues in decision research,...

Economic Geography of Higher Education: Knowledge, Infrastructure and Learning Regions

Economic Geography of Higher Education: Knowledge, Infrastructure and Learning Regions

1st Edition

Frans Boekema, Roel Rutten
June 23, 2014

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...

Interfirm Networks: Organization and Industrial Competitiveness

Interfirm Networks: Organization and Industrial Competitiveness

1st Edition

Anna Grandori
April 08, 2014

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...

Economic Organization, Capabilities and Coordination

Economic Organization, Capabilities and Coordination

1st Edition

Nicolai Foss, Brian Loasby
October 25, 2013

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...

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