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Paper info: A nested business network model: the network Rubik’s Cube

Title


A nested business network model: the network Rubik’s Cube

Authors


Alexandre Lavissiere and
Tibor MANDJAK
ECOLE DE MANAGEMENT DE NORMANDIE
France
Tibor MANDJAK

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 33rd IMP-conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2017.

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Abstract


The topic of the comprehension and interpretation of network dynamics is addressed in this paper. Based on two African ports case studies, a dynamic cube model is proposed. Our results show that an interpretative model may assist in the comprehension of the reality of business networks in their complexity, interactivity and interdependency. The Network Rubik’s Cube model is a thought provoking, combination helping framework. The model highlights the fact that there is neither a sole path to success, nor a sole combination of factors that provides success.