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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Leadership in Interorganizational Networks
Leadership in interorganizational networks

I think that there's power in that we're able to bring such a diverse group together. It's hard, it's really hard.

—Manager of an interorginizational network

Interorganizational networks are difficult to manage, as the quote above indicates. It is well known that managing interorganizational networks is an inherently difficult task and by no means an easy option. Scholars of business alliances estimate that more than 50% of alliances fail, and scholars have identified time and time again how collabo-ration often succumbs to problems and conflict. Networks are difficult to manage because they are complex. Scholars suggest that failures and the difficulty in managing interOrganizational sets arise due to their managerial complexity and the dynamic and ambiguous nature of collaborations.

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