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The Network Challenge: Strategy, Profit, and Risk in an Interlinked World by Robert E. Gunther, Yoram Wind, Paul R. Kleindorfer

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Part VOrganizing in a Networked World

Networks are changing the design and management of our organizations. In Chapter 17, Yoram (Jerry) Wind, Victor Fung, and William Fung describe the innovative model of Li & Fung for “competing in a flat world” by orchestrating a far-flung network of suppliers brought together into temporary networks to fulfill a specific customer order, and the importance of its connective capabilities or “network orchestration.” In Chapter 18, Eric K. Clemons, Steve Barnett, JoAnn Magdoff, and Julia Clemons consider how organizations need to adapt their training, their managerial styles, and their expectations to highly networked employees of the “instant messaging generation.” In Chapter 19, Valery Yakubovich and Ryan ...

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