Managing in Different Types of Business Nets: Capability Perspective

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Svahn, Senja
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-13T12:40:58Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-13T12:40:58Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.isbn 951-791-887-9
dc.identifier.issn 1237-556X
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/33291
dc.description.abstract This study focused on managing in different types of business net. It had four objectives. Firstly, it aimed to develop a conceptual framework to categorize different types of business net. The classification scheme was used to provide a number of suggestions in regard to the managerial capabilities that were assumed to be required in managing different type of net. This framework was developed by utilizing primarily three research traditions: Industrial Network Approach, Strategic Value Net Approach and Resource-based View. Secondly, the study examined the validity of the value creation framework through a comparative case study containing the postulated three key ideal types of business net (stable, incremental and emerging). Thirdly, it identified the company level managerial capabilities employed in the case nets. Finally, it analysed and compared the value system characteristics and the managerial capabilities in these different types of net. The empirical part was based on qualitative comparative case analysis and it included ten case examples. The study contained several contributions. Firstly, it proposed the conceptual framework to categorize different types of net. Secondly, it indicated that the value system characteristics identified in the cases provided supportive evidence for the suggested framework. Thirdly, it also revealed examples of such value system characteristics and managerial capabilities that the framework did not originally contain. These results showed that all the case nets were hybrid forms having both characteristics of efficiency and effectiveness, stability, and emergence. The hybrid form refers to the nets having many value system characteristics – not only efficiency or effectiveness, as was assumed based on the literature review. The emphasis of these characteristics seems to fluctuate according to the goal of the net. In addition, in emergence stability and efficiency were more significant than was expected on the basis of the preconceptualization. Fourthly, the study suggested a revised framework with modifications based on the findings of the empirical study. Finally, the study identified different phases in the development of nets in all the studied cases, which emphasized the relevance of the time aspect. en
dc.format.extent 176 s.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsinki School of Economics en
dc.publisher Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Acta Universitatis oeconomicae Helsingiensis. A
dc.relation.ispartofseries 243
dc.title Managing in Different Types of Business Nets: Capability Perspective en
dc.type G4 Monografiaväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:951-791-887-9
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Markkinointi fi
dc.programme.major Marketing en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (monografia) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (monograph) en
dc.contributor.supervisor Möller, Kristian, professor
dc.opn Mattsson, Lars-Gunnar, professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
dc.subject.helecon Business life
dc.subject.helecon Johtaminen
dc.subject.helecon Liike-elämä
dc.subject.helecon Management
dc.subject.helecon Networks
dc.subject.helecon Organisaatio
dc.subject.helecon Organization
dc.subject.helecon Verkostot
dc.date.defence 2004-11-12
dc.dissid 270
dc.identifier.bibid 312768


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