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By Emanuela Todeva

Constructing an interdisciplinary method of enterprise networks, this e-book experiences the prime monetary administration and organizational theories to discover how the habit of commercial networks is conceptualized. targeting evolving foreign companies, enterprise Networks comprises functional, comparative analyses of case reports of foreign enterprise networks, together with the data and communications undefined, the auto and the petrochemical undefined.

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Equipped with these theoretical assumptions social network analysis (SNA) developed a broad methodological approach and a range of sophisticated techniques for network analysis and these methods have enabled researchers to assign quantitative value to interactions between people. This development was assisted by the increase in computing power and software development that allowed for a graphic visualisation of actors’ position and links between actors. The method of social network analysis has aimed to prove primarily to sociologists and behavioural scientists that the structured social relationships are a more powerful explanatory tool than the personal attributes of system members.

The main benefits from the network form of organisation, according to these authors, are: superior learning, enhanced legitimation and status, and a range of economic benefits. , 2002), or as an integrated and coordinated set of ongoing economic and noneconomic relationships embedded within and outside business firms (Yeung, 1994). , 1994). A strategic business network is defined by Hinterhuber and Levin (1997) as a system of small or mid-size firms or strategic business units, functional and regional units, suppliers, controlled firms and other partners that are linked together in order to satisfy key stakeholders by optimising specific core competencies and improving critical business processes.

Connected relationships represent constellations of resources employed in value systems that support actors and activities. 2). The main argument within the A–R–A model is that parallel networks coexist – the network of actors interlinked in dyadic and network exchange relationships; the network of input and output resource flows that move across the network of business actors; and the network of interconnected activities – understood as participation in events and as performing business functions within the value chain.

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