(p. xiv) List of Contributors
(p. xiv) List of Contributors
Reinhard Bachmann is Professor of Strategy at Surrey University. He has published in journals such as Organization Studies, Cambridge Journal of Economics, and British Journal of Sociology. With Christel Lane he edited Trust Within and Between Organizations (Oxford University Press, 1998/2000); and in 2006 he edited the Handbook of Trust Research together with Akbar Zaheer. He is a member of the editorial boards of Organization and Organization Studies. He has recently held visiting professorships at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna and at the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Cynthia M. Beath is a Professor Emerita of Information Systems at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before embarking on her academic career, Cynthia worked in private industry in several information systems development and consulting positions. Her research focuses on the joint management of information technology assets by IT, its vendors, and its clients. Her research has been published in leading information systems research journals and has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, SIM International, IBM, and others.
Nic Beech is Professor of Management at St Andrews University, Scotland. His research is mainly focused on the social dynamics of organizational life—the intertwining of people's identities, relationships, and practices. He has a particular interest in Cultural Industries and the Health Sector. Nic is the founding chair of the British Academy of Management Special Interest Group on Identity.
Xinxiang Chen is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. His research interests are in the areas of organizations, social networks, economic sociology, and political sociology. He was awarded the 2006 National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant (with David Knoke). His dissertation is about state intervention, interfirm relations, and the firm performance of Chinese business groups in China's transition economy.
Steve Cropper is Professor of Management in the Centre for Health Planning and Management and Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Management at Keele University. He was convenor for two years of the British Academy of Management Special Interest Group on Inter‐organizational Relations. His research (p. xv) interests focus on the initiation, stabilization, and sustainability of partnerships for community health and health services development and these are reflected in long‐term projects with policy‐makers and practitioners. Recent publications and current research focus specifically on community regeneration partnerships and the networked organization of health services for children and young people.
Tina Dacin is the E. Marie Shantz Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behaviour in the Queen's School of Business, Queen's University, Canada. She received her doctorate from the University of Toronto and, prior to joining Queen's University, Professor Dacin spent nine years at Texas A & M University. Professor Dacin has most recently been a visiting professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India. Professor Dacin's research interests include the dynamics of institutional change, organizational traditions, partner selection in alliances, and more recently has focused on the cultural, institutional, and relational resources leveraged by social entrepreneurs.
Mark Ebers is Professor of Business Administration, Corporate Development, and Organization at Cologne University, Germany. Previously, he served on the faculties of Augsburg University and Paderborn University. He has been a visiting professor at Tilburg University, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, and Bocconi University, International Visiting Fellow of the ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) at Strathclyde University, and John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University. He received both his Doctorate in Business Administration and his Habilitation from Mannheim University, Germany. His research focuses on the governance and outcomes of Inter‐organizational relations.
Nils O. Fonstad is a research scientist at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research. Nils investigates how organizations achieve benefits from greater integration (both within and between organizations). He developed the IT engagement model to describe how organizations effectively link IT projects to organization‐wide strategies. He has extended this research to examine how organizations govern outsourcing relationships. Nils earned his Ph.D. degree in information technology and organization studies from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Fabio Fonti is Assistant Professor in the Organization Studies Department at Boston College. He received his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign. His research focuses on how embeddedness in social networks affects organizational outcomes (with a particular eye to the spatial dimension and to the co‐evolution of micro‐choices and macro‐structure), the mechanisms behind creation and transfer of knowledge and skills in organizations, the elements contributing to the success and failure of communities of practice across various contexts and industries, and the determinants of network evolution.
Mike Geddes is Professorial Fellow in the Local Government Centre, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. His research interests include a number of aspects of public policy, ranging from local democracy and partnership to local economic development, public services, and poverty and social exclusion in the UK and Europe. He has led and participated in a number of large‐scale policy evaluation studies, including evaluations for the UK government of Local Strategic Partnerships and New Deal for Communities partnerships. He has contributed over a period of several years to the OECD LEED programme on local governance.
Barbara Gray is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Director, Center for Research in Conflict and Negotiation, at the Pennsylvania State University. She has held visiting positions at the Harvard Program on Negotiation, Katholique Universitet Leuven, the Darden School, a visiting chair at Tilburg University, and is an international AIM fellow at the University of Strathclyde. Her research, published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Human Relations, and Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, focuses on multi‐party collaboration, inter‐group and cultural conflict, and sense‐making. She has also published three books including Collaborating: Finding Common Ground for Multiparty Problems (San Francisco: Jossey‐Bass, 1989).
Cynthia Hardy is Professor of Management and Co‐director of the International Centre for Research on Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Originally from the UK, where she completed undergraduate and postdoctoral studies at the University of Warwick, she has also worked in Canada at McGill University and held visiting positions in Brazil, Italy, and France. She currently holds a visiting professorship at the University of Leicester in the UK. Her main research interests revolve around the study of power and politics in organizations, organizational discourse theory, and critical discourse analysis. She has also published extensively on Inter‐organizational collaboration.
Christine M. Harland's specialist field of research is strategic supply management with specific interests including the development of the concept of supply strategy, a holistic approach to supply networks, complex confederal public sector supply networks, focus and roles in supply chains, and supply chain performance. She is Co‐director of the research partnership with the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency and Co‐founder of the International Research Study on Public Procurement. Christine has co‐authored two leading texts: Operations Management (with N. Slack, S. Chambers, A. Harrison, and R. Johnston) and Cases in Operations Management, (with R. Johnston, S. Chambers, A. Harrison, and N. Slack). She was Editor of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management from 2001–4. Christine is the current President of the Healthcare Supplies Association.
Jean‐François Hennart (Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland) is Professor of International Management and Director of Graduate Studies in Business at Tilburg University. Since his 1982 book, A Theory of Multinational Enterprise, which pioneered the application of transaction cost theory to the multinational enterprise, his research has focused on the comparative study of international economic institutions, and particularly on multinational firms and their contractual alternatives, on joint ventures and alliances, and on other modes of foreign market entry. He is a fellow of the Academy of International Business and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Vaasa. His work has been published in journals that range from Organization Science to The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Paul Hibbert is Lecturer in Management at the University of Strathclyde. He is also convenor of the British Academy of Management's Special Interest Group on Inter‐organizational Relations. He is interested in how critical management studies can inform both theory and practice through reflective and reflexive perspectives, and in supporting such perspectives through revealing how management practice is constructed. Paul has received a Best Paper award from the Identity Division of the British Academy of Management and (with co‐author, Chris Huxham) the Academy of Management's Rupert F. Chisholm award for the best theory‐to‐practice article.
Pamsy P. Hui is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She received her Ph.D. degree in organization science from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include inter‐ organizational relationships, agglomeration, and organizational learning. Her current research investigates the effects of Inter‐organizational relationships between Internet start‐ups and their funding sources on the survival and commercial success of these start‐ups.
Chris Huxham is Professor of Management in the University of Strathclyde Business School and a senior fellow of the ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management Research. She has, for over 17 years, led an action research programme concerned with the development of practice‐oriented theory—the Theory of Collaborative Advantage—relating to the management of collaborative ventures. She has co‐received three awards from the Academy of Management for aspects of this. Chris is Chair of the British Academy of Management and was Initiating Convenor of its Special Interest Group on Interorganizational Relations. She regularly works with managers engaged in collaborative initiatives.
Thomas E. Johnsen is Lecturer in Purchasing and Supply Management at the University of Bath School of Management. Having conducted research into buyer– supplier relationships and networks for more than a decade, his current research focuses on the management of technological innovation in supply networks. Thomas is Visiting Professor at Jönköping International Business School in Sweden, and a (p. xviii) member of the executive committee of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA). His recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, Industrial Marketing Management, British Journal of Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
Candace Jones is Associate Professor in the Department of Organization Studies at Boston College. Her research interests are Inter‐organizational relations, careers in project‐based organizations, and cultural industries. She has published in Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Management Learning, Human Resources, Academy of Management Executive, and has a forthcoming piece in the Journal of Organizational Behavior. She has co‐ edited several special issues and volumes including Manufactured Authenticity in Cultural Industries for Journal of Management Studies, Transformations in Cultural Industries for Research in the Sociology of Organizations and Managing Paradox in Creative Industries for Journal of Organizational Behavior. She is on the editorial review boards of Organization Science, Organization Studies, and the Journal of Management Studies, and is Co‐editor for Essays at the Journal of Management Inquiry.
Robyn Keast is Senior Lecturer in the School of Management, Queensland University of Technology. Her research interests include networks and collaborative arrangements, government/community relations, and knowledge and innovation clusters. She has published in leading international journals such as Public Administration Review, Social Policy and Administration, and Policy and Politics. A current focus of her work is on establishing alternative leadership roles and performance measures for networks and other relationship‐based organizational forms. In undertaking this research portfolio she works closely with both the government and community sectors and, in doing so, contributes to policy and service development initiatives.
Patrick Kenis is Academic Dean of TiasNimbas Business School of Tilburg University, and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Organization Studies, Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Previously he has worked at the Free University, Amsterdam, the University of Konstanz, Germany, the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna, and the European University Institute, Florence. He received his Ph.D. in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His research focuses on organizational and network responses in different areas.
Erik‐Hans Klijn is Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Birmingham. His research and teaching activities focus on (p. xix) complex decision‐making and management in networks, institutional design, and public–private partnerships mainly in the area of infrastructure and urban restructuring. He has published extensively in international journals such as the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (2003, 2006), Administration and Society (1996, 2001, 2007), Public Administration (1995, 2000, 2007), Public Administration Review (2002), and Public Management Review (2000, 2003, 2006). Recently he wrote (with Joop Koppenjan) Managing Uncertainties in Networks (Routledge, 2004).
David Knoke is Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches and conducts research on organizations, social networks, economic sociology, and social statistics. He was a principal co‐investigator on several National Science Foundation‐funded research projects on voluntary associations, lobbying organizations in national domains, and organizational surveys of diverse establishments. A current project on the global information sector examines the evolution of a strategic alliance network among top international corporations. A forthcoming book is Social Network Analysis (2nd edition, co‐authored with Song Yang).
Richard C. Lamming is Professor at and Director of the University of Southampton School of Management. Following an industrial career, participating in supply chain relationships, Richard worked at MIT in the 1980s on research which identified lean production principles. He was subsequently CIPS Professor of Purchasing and Supply at the University of Bath, where he founded the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS). He has developed the concepts of lean supply—Inter‐organizational relations without wasteful nonsense—an application of disruptive innovation. In addition to his executive role he conducts research and teaches in the area of Inter‐organizational relations.
Mark H. Lazerson is Visiting Professor both in the Department of Management Sciences of the University of Bologna and in the Faculty of Management and Economics of the Catholic University of Oporto, Portugal. He has published extensively on organizational theory and Italian small‐ and medium‐sized firm networks. He is currently engaged in research on competitive practices among neighbouring firms in the same industrial sector.
Benyamin B. Lichtenstein is Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneur‐ ship at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. His research utilizes insights from complexity science to explore the dynamics of entrepreneurship and organizational change. More recently he has been exploring sustainability efforts driven by multilevel Inter‐organizational collaborations. Benyamin received his Ph.D. from Boston College, and has published over 40 journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters, including articles in Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, and Academy of Management Executive, where he received the ‘Article of the Year’ award in 2000.
Alessandro Lomi is Professor of Economics and Management in the Faculty of Economics of the University of Lugano (Switzerland) and Professor of Organization Theory and Behaviour in the Department of Management Sciences of the University of Bologna (Italy), where he is also a member of the Institute of Advanced Study. From 2007 he is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Behavioural Science at the University of Melbourne (Australia). His research interests include the analysis of social networks within and between organizations, computational models of organizational and economic processes, and demographic models of industry evolution.
Gianni Lorenzoni is Professor of Strategic Management at Bologna University. He has served on the faculties of Milan Catholic University and LUISS Rome University. He has been visiting scholar at Stanford and NYU—Stern and Visiting Professor at Texas A&M. Researches are focused on cooperative strategy, network form, and technological entrepreneurship.
Nuzhat Lotia is Manager at the Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria Inc., a community‐based organization involved in implementing programmes and conducting research related to Muslim women in Victoria. Previously, she has taught at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Quaid‐i‐Azam University, Pakistan. She received her Ph.D. in management from the University of Melbourne and her MBA from the San Francisco State University. Her research interests include Inter‐organizational collaborations, power, and politics focusing on the nongovernmental organization sector.
Myrna P. Mandell is Professor Emeritus at California State University, Northridge, and an adjunct faculty at the School of Management at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. She is recognized as a researcher and consultant in the fields of networks, network structures, and inter‐governmental management in the public sector. She is currently involved in research on networks in California. Her work will lead to a book for practitioners on best practices for networks. In addition she has written chapters for books on citizen participation/empowerment and an international book on community building and is working on developing a new concept of leadership in networks (with her colleague, Dr Robyn Keast). She has also done work on performance measures for networks that is scheduled to be published in two journal symposiums.
H. Brinton Milward is the Providence Service Corporation Chair in Public Management at the Eller College of Management, University of Arizona. He was the first President of the Public Management Research Association and is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. His research interests revolve around networks and collaboration and how to efficiently and effectively manage networks of organizations that jointly produce public services like health care. His recent articles on ‘Dark Networks’ have been widely cited for their application of network (p. xxi) analysis to terrorist networks, human trafficking, drug smuggling, and other illegal activities.
Janine Nahapiet is Associate Fellow of Templeton College, University of Oxford. She was until recently Lead Research Fellow of the ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management Research. Her co‐authored paper ‘Social Capital, Intellectual Capital and the Organizational Advantage’ won the Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award in 1998. Her research focuses on the links between social capital, innovation, and knowledge; the theory and practice of cooperation; and organization theory and design, especially innovative forms of organizing. In 2006 she moved to a portfolio career to focus her research and work with executives on the challenge of building organizational capabilities for the 21st century.
Giacomo Negro is Senior Lecturer in Strategy at the Durham Business School of Durham University (UK). Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Strategy at Boc‐ coni University (Italy), where he also obtained his Ph.D. in management. His main research interests focus on the relationships between organizational boundaries, social codes, and organizational identity. A second line of research addresses formal and informal mechanisms influencing team composition.
Bart Nooteboom is Professor of Innovation Policy at Tilburg University. He is author of Inter‐firm Collaboration, Learning and Networks: An Integrated Approach (2004), Trust: Forms, Foundations, Functions, Failures and Figures (2002), Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies (2000), Inter‐firm Alliances: Analysis and Design (1999), and some 250 articles on small business, entrepreneurship, innovation and diffusion, innovation policy, transaction cost theory, interfirm relations, and organizational learning. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Kapp Prize for his work on organizational learning and the Gunnar Myrdal Prize for his work on trust.
Leon Oerlemans is Professor of Organizational Dynamics in the Department of Organization Studies at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, Extraordinary Professor in the Economics of Innovation in the Department of Engineering and Technology Management at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and Research Fellow in the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies. His research focuses on the analysis of innovative behaviour of organizations in general and innovation and networks in particular. His work has been published in books and journals, including Regional Studies, Research Policy, Organization Studies, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, South African Journal of Science, and the International Journal of Management Reviews.
Ian Palmer is Associate Dean (Research) and Professor of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has a Ph.D. from Monash University and has held visiting positions at Cornell University and University of Virginia. His (p. xxii) teaching, research, and consulting interests concern organizational analysis, design and change, especially new forms of organizing. In 2001 he was President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) and in 2002 became a Fellow of ANZAM. From 2004 to 2006 he served as International Representative of the Organization Development and Change Division of the US Academy of Management. He is currently Chair of the Business Academics Research Directors Network (BARDsNET).
Keith G. Provan is McClelland Professor at the Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, USA, and Tilburg University, The Netherlands. He holds joint appointments in the School of Public Administration and Policy and the Management and Organizations Department. He is also on the Faculty at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Professor Provan's research interests have focused on Inter‐organizational and network relationships, including network structure, evolution, governance, and effectiveness. He has published over 50 journal articles and scholarly book chapters and is one of only 33 members of the Academy of Management's ‘Journals Hall of Fame’. Professor Provan received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Buffalo.
Douglas Reid is Assistant Professor teaching and conducting research in business strategy at Queen's School of Business, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. He is also cross‐appointed as a faculty member at Cornell University's Johnson School of Business. His research into inter‐company alliance dynamics and large alliance evolution draws on an extensive single‐industry database that he has compiled. He also has a research interest in cross‐sectoral partnering. A particular focus is on how companies stabilize their alliances by providing network resources to partners. Professor Reid also writes on strategy issues for the Globe and Mail and the National Post, and has been extensively quoted in the international media on business alliances and other strategic management subjects.
Peter Smith Ring is Professor of Strategic Management in the College of Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University, and an International visiting fellow of the ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management Research. He gained his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Management in the University of California, Irvine, following a career in the law. He was awarded an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; an LLB from the Georgetown University Law Center, and an AB (cum laude) from St Anselm College. He was Ford Foundation Police Legal Advisor Fellow at Northwestern University's School of Law from 1996 to 1998. His research focuses on the governance structures and developmental processes of networks and strategic alliances; the roles of trust in transaction processes; contract as an organizational trope; the strategic behaviour of multinational firms; and comparative management processes of the public and private sectors.
Jodi Sandfort is Associate Professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research, teaching, and practice focus on improving the implementation of social policy, particularly those policies designed to support low‐income children and their families. Previously, she was an assistant professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs and the Director of the Children's and Family Program at the McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has worked as a consultant and trainer with national and state‐wide foundations, think‐tanks, public agencies, and non‐profit organizations. Jodi earned her Ph.D. and Master's in social work from the University of Michigan.
Sandra G. L. Schruijer is Professor of Organization Sciences at the Utrecht School of Governance, University of Utrecht, and Professor of Organizational Psychology at TiasNimbas Business School, Tilburg University, both in the Netherlands. Her research involves the psychological dynamics of conflict and collaboration between organizations. Sandra heads Professional Development International, an institute that organizes professional development programmes and consults organizations and managers with respect to collaboration and large‐scale change. Sandra is Editor of the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. She has developed a special interest in cultural history and earned a doctoral degree in history in 2007.
Jörg Sydow is Professor of Management at the Free University of Berlin where he is currently the Director of the doctoral programme ‘Research on Organizational Paths’. He was a visiting professor at Bentley College, the Universities in Innsbruck and Vienna, and the University of Arizona, and an international visiting fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Research, London. He is a founding co‐editor of two leading German journals, Managementforschung and Industrielle Beziehungen—The German Journal of Industrial Relations, and a member of the editorial boards of Organization Studies, Organization Science, and The Scandinavian Journal of Management. His research focuses on interfirm networks and clusters, industrial relations, project management, as well as on organization and management theory.
Henry Wai‐chung Yeung is Professor of Economic Geography at the National University of Singapore. He is a recipient of several research awards, including Commonwealth Fellowship, Fulbright Foreign Research Award, and Rockefeller Foundation's Team Residency in Bellagio. He has three single‐authored books, one co‐authored textbook, five edited books, 75 papers in refereed journals, and 30 chapters in books. He is also Editor of Environment and Planning A, Economic Geography, and Review of International Political Economy, Asia‐Pacific Editor of Global Networks, and sits on the editorial boards of ten other international journals in the fields of human geography, management, urban studies, and general social science.
Akbar Zaheer (Ph.D., MIT) is the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He has published several articles on trust, including a recent edited book the Handbook of Trust Research (with Reinhard Bachmann), and is currently Guest Editor of a special topic forum for Academy of Management Review on ‘Repairing Relationships’. He is also Associate Editor of Academy of Management Review and serves on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal. In addition to trust, his research interests include networks, alliances, and mergers and acquisitions.