Management of Alliance Networks

Formation, Functionality, and Post Operational Strategies

  • Włodzimierz Sroka
  • Štefan Hittmár

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Włodzimierz Sroka, Štefan Hittmar
    Pages 29-45
  3. Włodzimierz Sroka, Štefan Hittmar
    Pages 47-74
  4. Włodzimierz Sroka, Štefan Hittmar
    Pages 75-84
  5. Włodzimierz Sroka, Štefan Hittmar
    Pages 85-99
  6. Włodzimierz Sroka, Štefan Hittmar
    Pages 101-116
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 117-120

About this book


Effective management is crucial to the success of the inter-firm cooperation, and may reduce the risk that is inherently associated with these strategies. If cooperative strategy is to be successful, managers must have knowledge of factors that should be taken into consideration during formation and management of alliance networks. Therefore the main goal of this book is an understandable and simple presentation of the complexity involved in the management of alliance networks at three basic stages: formation stage, functioning stage, and post-operational stage. The book consists of six chapters, both theoretical and practical. A new model for management of alliance networks, which utilizes different instruments and tools, has been developed in the work. The last part of the book concentrates on the management of alliance networks in a practice-based framework based on the example of an engineering company which has formed a portfolio of bilateral alliances.​


Alliance network Bilateral alliances Information systems Inter-firm cooperation Knowledge management Strategy and Organization

Authors and affiliations

  • Włodzimierz Sroka
    • 1
  • Štefan Hittmár
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of ManagementAcademy of Business in Dabrowa GorniczaDabrowa GorniczaPoland
  2. 2., Department of Management TheoriesUniversity of ZilinaZilinaSlovakia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34245-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34246-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5482
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5490
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