A Balanced Theory of Sourcing, Collaboration and Networks

31 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2003

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Bart Nooteboom

Tilburg University - Center and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: December 2002 3,

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Nooteboom, Bart, A Balanced Theory of Sourcing, Collaboration and Networks (December 2002 3,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2002-24-ORG. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=370975

Bart Nooteboom (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - Center and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

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