Organizations are parts of complex networks. This opens opportunities for inter-organization collaboration, sector-wide governance, knowledge exchange and social movement mobilization. With this research project both methodological and theoretical insights are developed to better understand how networks influence the goals and practices of the various organizations and actors involved.
- Willems, J., Van Puyvelde, S., Jegers, M., Vantilborgh, T., Bidee, J., & Pepermans, R. 2015. Exploring board interlocking behavior between nonprofit organizations. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics. 86(1): 73-88. (Special issue: Governance of non-profit and non-governmental organizations - Within and between organization analysis), DOI: 10.1111/apce.12067
- Crispeels, T., Willems, J., & Brugman, P. 2015. The relationship between organizational characteristics and membership of a biotechnology industry board-of-directors-network. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. 30(3/4): 312–323, DOI: 10.1108/JBIM-11-2012-0222
- Crispeels, T., Huculeci, R., Willems, J., & Scheerlinck, I. 2013. Strategic and Innovation Networks in the Flanders Biotechnology Industry, 2nd Edition. In: N. Pfefferman, T. Minshall, & L. Mortara (eds.), Strategy and Communication for Innovations (pp. 85-100). New York City, NY: Springer Publishing, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41479-4_6
- Willems, J., & Jegers, M., 2012. Social movement structures in relation to goals and forms of action: An exploratory model. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research. 3(2): 67-81.
- Willems, J., & Jegers, M. 2012. Analysing Board-Director Networks as Small Worlds: Theory and Applications. In: Guido Erreygers and Mieke Vermeire (eds.) Macroeconomics and Beyond - Essays in Honour of Wim Meeusen. Antwerp – Apeldoorn, Garant, pp. 260-279.