A Review of Interorganizational Collaboration Dynamics
Journal of Management, Forthcoming
23 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 15, 2014
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
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