The manchester Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Research Group is host to the Network Forum. It consists of a dozen companies from all kinds of industries, the aim of which is to enhance their business's understanding of how to address the challenges of business relationships and to unlock the potential inherent in inter-organisational networks.
Why should I become a member?
The Network Forum provides:
If you would like to know more about the Network Forum or would like to know how to become a member, please contact Professor Peter Naudé on 0161 275 7782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Working in Networks
Because no business operates entirely in isolation, managing inter-organisational exchanges is a crucial competence. All organisations, public and private sector, are embedded in a network of relationships with suppliers, customers, competitors, regulators, and other parties. This means that inter-dependencies exist which sometimes restrict these companies, but also provide them with new possibilities. Successfully managing these opportunities and threats is a challenge facing most managers.
Examples of network challenges
Given these complex relationships
Before such crucial questions can be answered, managers and companies need to understand what their relevant network is, how it works, and how it can change.
The Network Challenge Programme
The manchester Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Research Group at Manchester Business School has extensive experience in researching such questions of understanding and managing in complex networks. In collaboration with companies from many different sectors and countries over many years, a better understanding of business networks has been gained.
About the programme
The intensive programme has been developed to address the specific issues of the network challenge. In an interactive atmosphere, you will explore aspects of networks, networking, and network competences. The workshop will include practical and hands-on discussions of case studies as well as introductions to managerial tools and strategic perspectives about how to mobilise networks for sustainable competitive advantage. The programme will be tailor-made to the specific needs of a select group of senior managers.
Who should attend?
Strategic decision-makers and senior managers from marketing, strategy, business development, supply management, or related senior managerial functions.
What will you get out of it?
To find out more about the Network Challenge programme, please contact Professor Peter Naudé on 0161 275 7782 or email email@example.com
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