Relational factors as part of network relationship evaluation

Rainer Breite, Sari Mäenpää, Anu Suominen, Mika Perho

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    The purpose of the tool is to provide the guidelines for evaluation of network relationships. It helps networked parties to focus on the essential relationship factors when the aim of the focal company is to reduce the need for control. The tool maps the level of relational factors in order to evaluate the potentiality for increasing self-direction between network parties and decrease the need for the focal company’s control. Together, the relational factors including both relational properties and relational behavior aspects form a platform that enables or restricts self-direction. The tool has been developed and tested in a case where the focal company was in need to decrease the control of its supply network and to secure its suppliers’ common cooperation capability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPractices for network management
    Subtitle of host publicationIn search of collaborative advantage
    EditorsJukka Vesalainen, Katri Valkokari, Magnus Hellström
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49649-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49648-1
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2017
    Publication typeA3 Book chapter

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