4 December 2011

Call for Papers: Strategic Cooperation Management

A special issue of International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business 

“Strategic Cooperation Management” is an interface between economic research, management research and other related areas of socio-economic research. This topic is getting more and more important for successful enterprises, and its main research question is how different kinds of the inter-organisational collaboration are organised and which factors support companies in their cooperation to achieve competitive advantage.

The aim of this special issue is to focus on strategic cooperation management within business studies, and to contribute considerably to the discipline’s further development and its importance in corporate management.

In general, distinct articles of any kind (conceptional, qualitative or quantitative) are welcome which focus on strategic cooperation management, e.g. papers about the competitive advantages of inter-organisational cooperation in relation to organisations, controlling and factors involved: networks, dyadic cooperations, strategy alliances, cluster and related kinds of cooperations.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Organisational structures of cooperation and enterprises in cooperation
  • Effective control mechanism of cooperation
  • Functionally types of cooperation: R&D cooperation, marketing-cooperation, purchasing partnership, supply chain partnership, virtual factory
  • Life cycle of cooperation
  • Individual and organisational learning in cooperation
  • Specific aspects of regional cooperation
  • Challenges and features of international cooperation
  • Generation of competitive advantage in cooperation
  • Practices and themes of cluster management
Important Dates
1-2 page abstract (about 500 words): 31 January, 2012
Final full papers due: 31 March, 2012 (online submission)
Notification to authors: 17 April, 2012

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