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Managing collaborative networks

Managing collaborative networks

Cronin, Bruce ORCID: 0000-0002-3776-8924 (2007) Managing collaborative networks. In: Hawamdeh, Suliman, (ed.) Creating Collaborative Advantage Through Knowledge and Innovation. Series on Innovation and Knowledge Management (5). World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 135-154. ISBN 978-9812704511

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Collaboration within and between organizations is usually examined in dyadic terms, between pairs of organizations or organizational subunits. But, it is argued here that there are analytical benefits from considering collaboration in the context of the network of relationships in which individuals and organizations are typically embedded. This paper extends the exploration-exploitation framework, conceiving this as the product of regions of strong and weak ties within complex networks. Drawing from a wide review of recent research, a number of insights arising from this network are presented, together with significant challenges for management. Some principles for effective management of collaborative networks are proposed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Chapter 9 [2] Invited plenary paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Management. London, England, 2006.
Uncontrolled Keywords: social networks, collaboration, multinational corporations, knowledge creation, product innovation, performance, organizations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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