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Author Aalbers, Rick.

Title Innovation Networks : Managing the networked organization.

Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (197 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Contents Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Figures and tables -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: the networked organization -- PART I Networks and organization strategy -- 2 Diagnosing the organization -- 3 Innovation roles: internally and externally oriented brokerage -- 4 Intermezzo: cooperation for innovation at Siemens (case) -- 5 Rich ties: combining networks -- 6 Cross-ties for innovative teams -- PART II Networking interventions: rewiring the organization -- 7 Intervening to stimulate innovation -- 8 Innovation despite reorganization: rewiring the network -- 9 Methodological considerations for network analysis -- 10 Managing innovation in the networked organization: conclusions -- Appendix: supporting notes to Intermezzo Case "cooperation for innovation at Siemens" -- References -- Index.
Summary Organizations are complex social systems that are not easy to understand, yet they must be managed if a company is to succeed. This book explains networks and how managers and organizations can navigate them to produce successful strategic innovation outcomes. Although managers are increasingly aware of the importance of social relations for the inner-workings of the organization, they often lack insights and tools to analyze, influence or even create these networks. This book draws on insights from social network theory; insights sharpened by research in a number of different empirical settings including production, engineering, financial services, consulting, food processing, and R&D/hi-tech organizations and alternates between offering critical real business examples and more rigorous analysis. This concise book is vital reading for students of business and management as well as managers and executives.
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Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other author Dolfsma, Wilfred.
Subject Business networks.
Technological innovations.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781317633433 (electronic bk.)