A Review of Interorganizational Collaboration Dynamics

Journal of Management, Forthcoming

23 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2014

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Ann Majchrzak

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

Sirkka Jarvenpaa

University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business

Mehdi Bagherzadeh

NEOMA Business School

Date Written: December 15, 2014

Abstract

A selected review of the research literature on qualitative case studies describing interorganizational collaborations (IOCs) yielded 22 longitudinal cases that address dynamics, or changes, that occur during IOCs. We systematically review the cases for the sources and effects of these IOC dynamics on outcomes. We find six distinct patterns of IOC dynamics varying in complexity from a simple binary loop to multiloop recursive flows. We also find that the more complex dynamic patterns are associated with successful outcomes. This review highlights directions for future research with the aim to advance the literature on IOC dynamics.

Keywords: interorganization; alliances; joint ventures; consortium; dynamics; collaboration; interfirm; joint project; partnership

Suggested Citation

Majchrzak, Ann and Jarvenpaa, Sirkka and Bagherzadeh, Mehdi, A Review of Interorganizational Collaboration Dynamics (December 15, 2014). Journal of Management, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2538870 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2538870

Ann Majchrzak (Contact Author)

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business ( email )

701 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Sirkka Jarvenpaa

University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business ( email )

Austin, TX 78712
United States

Mehdi Bagherzadeh

NEOMA Business School ( email )

1 Rue du Maréchal Juin
Mont Saint Aignan Cedex, 76825
France
769254540 (Phone)

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