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New Developments in the Theory of Networks: Introduction

  • Josef Windsperger
  • Mika Tuunanen
Chapter
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

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. It has become a very important research field in organizational economics, organization theory and strategic management in the last decade.

Keywords

Transaction Cost Theory Contract Design Knowledge Transfer Mechanism Behavioral Logic Franchise Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jyväskylä University School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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