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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