Jukka Vesalainen, Magnus Hellström, Katri Valkokari

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    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
    EditorsJukka Vesalainen, Katri Valkokari, Magnus Hellström
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49649-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49648-1, 978-3-319-84208-0
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
    MoE publication typeB2 Part of a book or another research book


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


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