Managing Network Goals: The Interplay of Network and Firm Levels
AbstractThis article provides several contributions to the general understanding of governance in networks and the achievement of private and common goals. A simple, integrated framework for understanding why firms collaborate and under which conditions they establish durable networks that succeed in achieving goals is provided. Network theory is extended by explicitly distinguishing between dyadic‐level governance and network‐level governance conditions, and by identifying exchange conditions that promote governance. This way issues as how networks evolve, how they are governed, and ultimately, how collective outcomes might be generated can be better comprehended. This is especially relevant to policy planners and those having a perspective that goes beyond the performance of individual organizations
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Agribusiness; Farm Management; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Industrial Organization; Production Economics; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;
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- Ascione, Elisa & Cristiano, Simona & Tarangioli, Serena, 2011. "Farm Advisory Services for the Agro-Food Supply Chain as a Foster of Innovation: The Case of Veneto Region," 2011 International European Forum, February 14-18, 2011, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria 122031, International European Forum on Innovation and System Dynamics in Food Networks.
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