Paper info: Managing networks
University of Bath
Norwegian School of Management
University of Lugano
Chalmers University of Technology
Place of Publication
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The paper was published at the 18th IMP-conference in Perth, Australia in 2002.
The main aim of the paper is to bring together some ideas of "What we know about networks" and present these as a model of Managing in Networks. The paper uses a case study based on the well known retailer, IKEA to illustrate the model. We then drawfrom this model a series of ideas on the dynamics of business networks and what these mean for the concepts of management and strategy.