Introduction -- Part 1: Introduction to Part 1- Viewing Networks as Social Systems -- Chapter 2: Stakeholder Identification, Salience, and Strategic Mindset Analysis -- Chapter 3: Leading Human Values in Complex Environments -- Chapter 4: Making Sense of Network Dynamics through Network Picturing -- Chapter 5: Functional Contracting for Network Creation and Governance -- Chapter 6: Boundary Spanning and the Art of Persuasion -- Part 2: Introduction to Part 2: Knowledge Integration in Networks -- Chapter 7: Expert Knowledge Integration - A Systematic Approach for Multi-stakeholder Innovation -- Chapter 8: Third Party Supported Benchmarking for Reciprocal Learning -- Chapter 9: Value Proposition Co-development -- Chapter 10: Relational Factors as Part of Network Relationship Evaluation -- Chapter 11: Increasing Supplier-buyer Fit in Global Project Business - A Cognitive Ergonomics-based Approach -- Part 3: An Introduction to Part 3 - Moving Toward Mutual Benefits and Increased Total Value -- Chapter 12 -- Life Cycle Cost Calculations as the Means for Value Communication in Networks -- Chapter 13: The Service Configurator - How to Optimally Split Project Scopes -- Chapter 14: The Value-based Sales Approach - Design Process, Tools and Needed Capabilities to Create A Solution -- Chapter 15: Value Co-creation Analysis in Customer-Supplier Network Relationships -- Chapter 16: Value Curve as a Multipurpose Tool - From Self-assessment to Forming Collaborative Networks -- Chapter 17: A Framework for Ecosystemic Strategizing and Change -- Chapter 18: Network Performance Management: Measurement, Scorecard, and Boundary Processes -- Chapter 19: Concluding Remarks- Managerial Tools in Networks-as-Practice Perspective.
Presenting 17 tools developed through rigorous design science research, this book bridges the relevance gap within network management. In so doing, it proposes a novel system-framework and establishes a path towards a networks-as-practice view on inter-organizational relationships. The systems-framework builds on three institutionalized business practices: Networks-as-coordinated social systems, Networks-as-knowledge-creating platforms, and Networks-as-value-generating entities. Through these tools, Towards Relational Business Practices intends to propose a new managerial praxis and provoke new and improved frameworks and models for network management. ..