Strategic Networks. Learning to Compete. Strategic Management Society

  • ID: 2213281
  • Book
  • 216 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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One of the most fundamental processes in business competition is inter–organizational learning. To create and distribute value across organizational boundaries companies need to learn from their competitors. Increasingly it is clear that the learning process depends on the creation of a complex set of networks across organizations. This book explores the creation of ′learning networks′ and sheds light on how they function:– real versus virtual forms of interaction, collaboration versus competition in the learning process, and joint value creation versus individual value appropriation in networks.

The contributing authors are leading international experts in the field of global strategy whose chapters have been selected for their insights into the interdependence between organizational learning and networks.

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Notes on Contributors.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Foreword: Yves Doz.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: Thomas Durand (Ecole Centrale Paris) and Michael Gibbert (Bocconi University).

1. Knowledge Types and Knowledge Management Strategies: Hari Bapuji (University of Manitoba) and Mary Crossan (Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario).

2. Learning to Compete or Struggling to Survive? Objectives and Outcomes of Scale and Link Alliances: Pierre Dussauge, Xavier Castañer, and Bernard Garrette (all HEC School of Management, Paris).

3. Teaching in Supplier Networks: Lars–Erik Gadde (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg) and Håkan Håkansson (Norwegian School of Management, Oslo).

4. On the Challenges of Buyer Supplier Collaboration in Product Development Projects: Stephan M. Wagner and Martin Hoegl (both WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management).

5. Observing the Learning Process in an Interfirm Team: Thomas Durand (Ecole Centrale Paris).

6. Consocia et impera: How French and Italian Fabric Producers Cooperate to Conquer the Dominant Design in the Fashion Industry: Diego Rinallo, Francesca Golfetto, and Michael Gibbert (all Bocconi University).

7. Online Social Networks and Knowledge Exchange: Siyuan Huang (Fuqua School of Business, Duke University) and Gerardine DeSanctis (late of Fuqua School of Business, Duke University).

8. Bramble Bushes in a Thicket: Narrative and the Intangibles of Learning Networks: Cynthia F. Kurtz and David J. Snowden (both Cognitive Edge).

9. Competing and Collaborating in Networks: Is Organizing Just a Game? Max Boisot (INSEAD) and Xiaohui Lu (Wharton School).

10. Networks, and Some Limits to Managing Them: J. C. Spender (Leeds University Business School).

Index

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Michael Gibbert is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Business Management at Bocconi University in Milan. Prior to joining the faculty at Bocconi, he held appointments at Stellenbosch, INSEAD, Yale, and St. Gallen, where he also studied for his Ph.D.

Thomas Durand is professor of business strategy at Ecole Centrale Paris where he heads the Technology & Strategy » research lab. He is also Chairman of CM International, a management consultancy with 40 staff in offices in Paris, Cardiff and Madrid.

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