Network parenting in international service development
UNSPECIFIED (2004) Network parenting in international service development. BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 15 (1). pp. 23-38. ISSN 1045-3172Full text not available from this repository.
This paper explores theoretical and practical aspects (i.e. resources allocated, activities undertaken, actors/decisions involved) of corporate 'parenting' in the development of international service networks. A review of the relevant corporate strategy, supply-chain, networks and services management literature underpins a preliminary content ( capability; market orientation) and process ( top-down; bottom-up) typology of network parenting. This provides the structure for discussion of two telecommunications-sector case studies. Analysis of the data acknowledges the influence of generic network mechanisms (e.g. weak and strong social ties) but the parenting typology also highlights other mechanisms, the effectiveness of which appears contingent on specific parenting roles. The paper details these roles ( labelled: governing; training; curating; facilitating) and makes some preliminary comments on the role trajectories (e.g. governing <-> training) observed. The paper concludes with a discussion of possible directions for future work.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 23-38|
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