International Journal of Management and Network Economics

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Massimo Gastaldi, Prof. Nathan Levialdi
ISSN online: 1754-2324
ISSN print: 1754-2316
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Expectations of growth of several and differing private and public sectors, especially in light of market liberalisation and increasing attention to quality management, customer satisfaction, technological innovation and value creation, has caused financial markets, customers, public authorities and companies to seek advances in network management and economics that can provide long-term benefits for private/public stakeholders. IJMNE devoted to the study of network industries (e.g. telecommunications, energy, air transport), so that this complex and evolving scenario may be understood.


 Topics covered include

  • Antitrust/network regulatory policy, contract design
  • Network form competition, network interconnection
  • Cooperative networks, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing
  • Network economics, finance/risk management, investments evaluation
  • Franchising, entrepreneurship
  • Innovation, IT, e-network economics/management
  • Network externalities/industry structures, industrial organisation
  • Network management, pricing strategies
  • Networks' effects in multi-sided platform industries
  • Network internationalisation, sustainable development, market efficiency
  • Network relations in service sectors, marketing networks
  • Quality management in network sectors
  • Supply chain networks, technological change
  • Theoretical approaches, firm theory, industry studies
  • Virtual networks, cluster networks

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The objective of IJMNE is to establish an effective and up-to-date channel of communication between academic and research institutions, government agencies, policy makers and persons concerned with the economic management of networks. Accordingly, the purpose of the journal is to provide an international discussion forum to promote advanced research and practice of new managerial solutions, technical innovations and economic theories.


In light of its scope, the intended readership of and contributors to IJMNE are academics, applied mathematicians, economists, engineers, operation research analysts, policy makers, regulators and other researchers concerned with network organisation in both public and private sectors.


IJMNE welcomes high quality, original and unpublished works including theoretical studies, technical reports, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries and news. Case studies are welcome. Special Issues devoted to important topics related to specific and elected sectors and/or industries will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Gastaldi, Massimo, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Levialdi, Nathan, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Regional Editor America

  • Economides, Nicholas S., New York University, USA

Regional Editor Australia Asia

  • Madden, Gary, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Regional Editor Europe

  • Koh, Siau Ching Lenny, University of Sheffield, UK

Subject Editor (Networks and Sustainability)

  • Lombardi, Ginevra Virginia, University of Florence, Italy

Editorial Board Members

  • Alleman, James, University of Colorado, USA
  • Bohlin, Erik, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Cooper, Russel J., Macquarie University, Australia
  • Dell, Peter, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • Ford, George S., Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, USA
  • Gómez-Barroso, José Luis, UNED – Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
  • Geoffron, Patrice, Université Paris Dauphine, France
  • Kulatilaka, Nalin, Boston University, USA
  • Lou, Sheldon X.C., California State University, USA
  • Nijkamp, Peter, Free University, Netherlands
  • Noam, Eli M., Columbia University, USA
  • Pogorel, Gérard, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, France
  • Potgieter, Petrus, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Preissl, Brigitte, German National Library of Economics (ZBW), Germany
  • Reggiani, Aura, Università di Bologna, Italy


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