Governance in the Network Business Structure: a comparative study

Eunice Lacava Kwasnicka

Abstract


This article seeks the comprehension in the management field of business networks about the importance of formal organizational structure to assure networks effectiveness. and how formal structure influences the final results. From a deep research of national and international articles on this subject we could assure there is a serious divergency in thought. Most authors consider that formal structure does not permit the functionality of the network. To prove this idea we use two distinct cases and study their structure and effect on  results. The findings were that the structure has its important role and sometimes cannot be ignored. As a second objective we propose to involve more cases in this study and to introduce new This article seeks the comprehension in the management field of business networks about the importance of formal organizational structure to assure networks effectiveness and how formal structure influences the final results. From a deep research of national and international articles on this subject we could assure there is a serious divergence in thought. Most authors consider that formal structure does not permit the functionality of the network. To prove this idea we used two distinct cases and study their structure and effect on results. The findings were that the structure has its important role and sometimes cannot be ignored. As a second objective we propose to involve more cases in this study and to introduce new variables besides those included: power, communication, leadership and culture. Key-words: Business network management. Network structure. Structure variables. Network cases.

Keywords


Business network management. Network structure. Structure variables. Network cases.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.7819/rbgn.v8i21.59

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