Introduction

Jukka Vesalainen, Magnus Hellström, Katri Valkokari

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    Abstract

    In the introductory chapter of the book we present the framework for network dynamics and management based on a comprehensive practice-based perspective. The framework serves as platform through which it is possible to figure out the comprehensive system-like nature of networking. In the framework, we use ideas adapted from the strategy-as-practice research stream and propose a specific networks-as-practice model. The framework introduces three categories of networking practices that we assume to grasp a great deal of inter-organizational interaction: Networks-as-coordinated social systems, Networks-as-knowledge-creating platforms, and Networks-as-value-generating entities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPractices for Network Management
    Subtitle of host publicationIn Search of Collaborative Advantage
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages1-17
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319496498
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49648-1, 978-3-319-49649-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Keywords

    • network management
    • network-as-practice
    • Relational Business Practices

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    Vesalainen, J., Hellström, M., & Valkokari, K. (2017). Introduction. In Practices for Network Management: In Search of Collaborative Advantage (pp. 1-17). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49649-8_1