New Developments in the Theory of Networks

Franchising, Alliances and Cooperatives

  • Mika Tuunanen
  • Josef Windsperger
  • Gérard Cliquet
  • George Hendrikse

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Franchising

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-12
    2. Josef Windsperger, Mika Tuunanen
      Pages 1-9
    3. George Hendrikse, Josef Windsperger
      Pages 13-30
    4. Begoña López-Fernández, Susana López-Bayón
      Pages 31-44
    5. Didier Chabaud, Arnaud Lavit d’ Hautefort, Stéphane Saussier
      Pages 59-74
    6. Frédéric Perdreau, Anne-Laure Le Nadant, Gérard Cliquet
      Pages 75-92
    7. Victoria Bordonaba-Juste, Laura Lucia-Palacios, Yolanda Polo-Redondo
      Pages 195-207
  3. Alliances

  4. Cooperatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Jerker Nilsson, George Hendrikse
      Pages 339-352

About this book


The theory of networks aims at developing theoretical views on the design and management of alliances, franchise chains, licensing, joint ventures, cooperatives, and venture capital relations. The current trend in economics and management of networks is twofold: First there is a strong tendency toward application of theoretical approaches developed both in organizational economics, strategic management and organization theory. The second trend refers to the development of more integrative views on networks. Especially, combining organizational economics, strategic management and relational views on networks are very promising research directions. Starting from this status of research, the current book emphasizes network research as a theory-driven field by offering new perspectives on contract design, decision and ownership rights, value creation, knowledge management and the role of social capital in franchising networks, alliances and cooperatives.


Franchising, alliances, cooperatives Organization economic approaches Strategic management views Theory of networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Mika Tuunanen
    • 1
  • Josef Windsperger
    • 2
  • Gérard Cliquet
    • 3
  • George Hendrikse
    • 4
  1. 1., School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.Fak. Sozial-u.Wirtschaftswiss., Inst. BWL / LS OrganisationUniversität WienWienAustria
  3. 3.Centre Recherche en Economic et, Management (CREM)Universite de Rennes 1Rennes CXFrance
  4. 4.School of ManagementErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods