Economics and Management of Networks

Franchising, Strategic Alliances, and Cooperatives

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

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Introducing ‘Economics and Management of Networks’

    1. Josef Windsperger, Gérard Cliquet
      Pages 1-10
  3. Franchising

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Plural Form Governance Structure Issues Performance and Efficiency in Franchising Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Issues

    3. Governance Structure Issues

      1. Olivier Cochet, Julian Dormann, Thomas Ehrmann
        Pages 117-144
      2. Thomas Ehrmann, Georg Spranger
        Pages 145-168
    4. Performance and Efficiency in Franchising

      1. Rajiv P. Dant, Manish Kacker, Anne T. Coughlan, Jamie Emerson
        Pages 169-189
      2. Carlos Pestana Barros, Rozenn Perrigot
        Pages 191-212
    5. Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Issues

  4. Strategic Alliances

  5. Cooperatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Strategic and Governance Structure Issues

      1. George Hendrikse, Ruud Smit, Mark de la Vieter
        Pages 421-435
      2. Yamei Hu, Zuhui Huang, George Hendrikse, Xuchu Xu
        Pages 437-462
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 463-465

About this book


The design and management of networks have become very important research topics in the field of organizational economics and management in the last decade. First, the book emphasizes research in economics and management of networks as a theory-driven field by offering new theoretical perspectives on governance structure issues in franchising, alliances, venture capital relations and cooperatives. Second, the book presents new research results on efficiency and performance of franchising networks and joint ventures, as well as on entrepreneurship and strategic issues in franchising and cooperatives.


Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Franchising Import Industrial Organization Joint Ventures business design efficiency management organization organizations performance strategic management strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Gérard Cliquet
    • 1
  • Mika Tuunanen
    • 2
  • George Hendrikse
    • 3
  • Josef Windsperger
    • 4
  1. 1.IGR-IAEUniversity of Rennes 1Rennes, Cedex 7France
  2. 2.Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Department of Business and ManagementUniversity of KuopioKuopioFinland
  3. 3.RSM Erasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Center of Business StudiesUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1757-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1758-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
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