Entrepreneurship in the network economy

Hugo Velthuijsen, Frank Jan de Graaf

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The network economy typically signifies a notion from the information society where new products and services are developed by collaborating individuals and/or businesses organised in virtual networks. The network economy has important characteristics in common with Northern European governance models, which suggests a direction for developing workable governance models for businesses engaging in network economy activities. This resemblance presents a unique perspective on global economic development. Innovation can and should be combined with high ethical, social and environmental standards. This is illustrated by empirical data on Hidden Champions in Europe: middlesized companies that are dominant in their specific market niches. We suggest that the rise of the network economy could have far-reaching consequences for the way businesses should be organised and managed.
Originele taal-2English
TitelEnterprise grows in sustaining efficiency and effectiveness
Subtitelconference proceedings of 2009 International SME Development Forum
RedacteurenHenry Zhang, Ruimei Zhao
Plaats van productieMarrickville
UitgeverijOrient Academic Forum
ISBN van geprinte versie9780980605785
StatusPublished - okt. 2009
Evenement2009 International SME Development Forum - Beijing Union University, Beijing, China
Duur: 1 okt. 2009 → …


Conference2009 International SME Development Forum
Periode1/10/09 → …


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