A Balanced Theory of Sourcing, Collaboration and Networks
31 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2003
Date Written: December 2002 3,
In a synthesis of recent advances, this article gives a fresh, balanced theory of inter-organizational relations. It integrates competence and governance perspectives. It considers the choice between mergers/acquisitions and alliances. It offers a toolbox of instruments to govern relational risk, and the contingencies for their selection. Relationships can last too long. Therefore, the article also looks at how to end relationships. Beyond dyads of collaborating firms, it includes effects of network structure and position.
Keywords: inter-organizational relations, inter-firm alliances, organizational behavior, collaboration, corporate governance
JEL Classification: M, M10, L2, L22
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