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Dear all,

I also used qualitative methods for the analysis of interorganisational 
networks in my PhD thesis. 

The reference is: 

Nina Gorovaia
Institutional Influences on
Interorganisational Networks
A case of Russia
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005.
XVIII, 175 pp., 6 maps, 8 tab., 19 graf.
European University Studies: Series 5, Economics and Management. Vol. 3091
ISBN 3-631-52249-5 / US-ISBN 0-8204-6574-7

The abstact: 
Interorganisational networks are ever-present in the modern globalized 
world. They allow organisations to overcome restrictive hierarchical 
structures, reach broader geographical regions and penetrate new
and existing markets. This work provides a novel view on the performance of 
networks. It investigates the influence of the institutional environment in 
shaping the characteristics of strategic networks, thereby influencing their 
performance. The diverging characteristics of a network emerge as a direct
consequence of institutional differences and determine the key drivers of 
performance: flexibility, ability to exchange information and capacity to 
innovate. A case-study of a Russian strategic network highlights the 
interplay between institutions, network characteristics and performance.

Dr. Nina Gorovaia Zenios
Assistant Professor
Cyprus College

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