Managing over boundaries in network era - what managers really think about partnership

Katri Valkokari, Tiina Valjakka, Esa Viitamo, Jukka Vesalainen

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to enhance our knowledge of managerial thinking and perceptions of relational business practices in the context of the manufacturing industry, where network studies have typically been limited to the traditional supply networks. This paper is focused on building and testing balanced and indicative metrics for network perceptions through interviews, thematic group discussion, and a pilot survey with 22 companies participating in an industry academia research program that develops relational practices in business networks. Our results indicate that managers' overall view of the business networks is distinctively positive. The networks are considered an especially important means to access new markets, knowledge and resources.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event32th Annual IMP conference: Change and transformation of markets, networks and relationships - Pozman, Poland
Duration: 30 Aug 20163 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference32th Annual IMP conference
CountryPoland
CityPozman
Period30/08/163/09/16

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Managers
Business networks
New markets
Resources
Industry
Group discussion
Research program
Supply network
Business practices
Testing
Market knowledge
Manufacturing industries

Keywords

  • network
  • inter-organizational relationship
  • management
  • qualitative research
  • manufacturing industry

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Valkokari, K., Valjakka, T., Viitamo, E., & Vesalainen, J. (2016). Managing over boundaries in network era - what managers really think about partnership. Paper presented at 32th Annual IMP conference, Pozman, Poland.
Valkokari, Katri ; Valjakka, Tiina ; Viitamo, Esa ; Vesalainen, Jukka. / Managing over boundaries in network era - what managers really think about partnership. Paper presented at 32th Annual IMP conference, Pozman, Poland.
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Managing over boundaries in network era - what managers really think about partnership. / Valkokari, Katri; Valjakka, Tiina; Viitamo, Esa; Vesalainen, Jukka.

2016. Paper presented at 32th Annual IMP conference, Pozman, Poland.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific

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