Management in Networks: On multi-actor decision making by Hans De BruijnManagement in Networks: On multi-actor decision making by Hans De Bruijn

Management in Networks: On multi-actor decision making

byHans De Bruijn, Ernst Ten HeuvelhofEditorHans De Bruijn

Hardcover | June 27, 2008

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Getting what you want ' even if you are the boss ' isn't always easy. Almost every organization, big or small, works among a network of competing interests. Whether it's governments pushing through policies, companies trying to increase profits, or even families deciding where to move house, rarely can decisions be made in isolation from competing interests both within the organization and outside it.

In this accessible and straightforward account, Hans de Bruijn and Ernst ten Heuvelhof cast light on multi-stakeholder decision-making. Shunning simplistic model talk, they reveal the nuts and bolts of decision-making within the numerous dilemmas and tensions at work. Using a diverse range of illustrative examples throughout, their perceptive analysis examines how different interests can either support or block change, and the strategies available in managing a variety of stakeholders

This insightful text provides both depth of understanding and a wealth of advice. It is invaluable reading to students working in business and management, public administration and organizational studies, plus practitioners ' or actors ' operating in a range of contexts.

Hans de Bruijnis Professor in Organization and Management at Delft University of Technology. He has a broad research portfolio with a recent focus on decision making in networks, performance management, enforcement and decision making on large infrastructure projects.Ernst ten Heuvelhofis Professor in Public Policy at Delft University ...
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Title:Management in Networks: On multi-actor decision makingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:172 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:June 27, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415462487

ISBN - 13:9780415462488

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Table of Contents

1. The Rise of Multi-Actor Networks  2. Networks and Decision-Making Processes  3. Strategies in Networks: The Essence  4. Strategies: A Comparison between Project-Based and Process-Based Change  5. Trust and Rules of the Game in Networks  6. Hybrid Strategies: The Role of Command and Control in Networks  7. The Hybrid Organization: Hierarchy, Networks and Accountability  8. Finally, Two Objections to the Network Approach