Institutional Influences on Interorganisational Networks

A Case of Russia

by Nina Gorovaia (Author)
©2005 Thesis XVIII, 178 Pages


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.


XVIII, 178
ISBN (Softcover)
Strategische Allianz Netzwerk Erfolgsfaktor Institutional Economic Strategic network Cross-cultural management Organisational structure Bauwirtschaft Russland
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XVIII, 178 pp., 6 maps, 8 tables, 19 graphs

Biographical notes

Nina Gorovaia (Author)

The Author: Nina Gorovaia, born 1974; currently an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Cyprus College, Nicosia. Ph.D. in Organisational Networks from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna; Bachelors and Masters degrees in Economics from the Lomonosov University in Moscow; consulting with oil trading, processing industries in Austria, Russia and Cyprus; seminars and presentations at the Universities of Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Bristol.


Title: Institutional Influences on Interorganisational Networks