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Paper info: Managing networks

Title


Managing networks

Authors


David Ford
University of Bath
United Kingdom
David Ford ,
Håkan Håkansson
Norwegian School of Management
Norway
Håkan Håkansson ,
Ivan Snehota
University of Lugano
Switzerland
Ivan Snehota and
Lars-Erik Gadde
Chalmers University of Technology
Sweden
Lars-Erik Gadde

Place of Publication



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The paper was published at the 18th IMP-conference in Perth, Australia in 2002.

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Abstract


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.