The Time Is Ripe! Using Time Conceptualizations to Advance Research on Interorganizational Relationships

Oliveira, N., & Lumineau, F. (2019). The time is ripe! Using time conceptualizations to advance research on interorganizational relationships. In: “Time Issues in Strategy and Organization (TISO)”, Series Research in Strategy Science, Editor. T. K. Das, Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC, USA

49 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2018

Date Written: October 24, 2018

Abstract

Time and temporal aspects are at the core of how interorganizational relationships succeed, or fail, to create value. We argue that the use of multiple conceptualizations of time (e.g., clock time vs. phase time) aids to advance research on the temporal complexity that unpins the functioning of interorganizational relationships. We identify research strategies to advance research on four domains of interorganizational relationships: co-existence of time concepts; evolution; temporality; and time contingency. We discuss empirical challenges alongside specific suggestions to advance theory on interorganizational relationships. We further discuss research opportunities to unpack how time-related tensions are nested across levels of analysis and temporality entails a strategic resource in interorganizational relationships.

Keywords: Cooperative strategies, interorganizational relationships, temporality, time

Suggested Citation

Oliveira, Nuno and Lumineau, Fabrice, The Time Is Ripe! Using Time Conceptualizations to Advance Research on Interorganizational Relationships (October 24, 2018). Oliveira, N., & Lumineau, F. (2019). The time is ripe! Using time conceptualizations to advance research on interorganizational relationships. In: “Time Issues in Strategy and Organization (TISO)”, Series Research in Strategy Science, Editor. T. K. Das, Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC, USA. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3272567

Nuno Oliveira

Tilburg University ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, DC 5000 LE
Netherlands

Fabrice Lumineau (Contact Author)

Purdue University ( email )

610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47906
United States

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