The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations

The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations

by Steve Cropper
     
 


Inter-organizational relations (IOR), the study of Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures, Partnerships, Networks and other forms of relationship between organizations, is a field of study that has burgeoned over the last four decades, but is fragemented, drawing contributions from a wide variety of disciplines, theoretical bases, and sectoral interests. The Oxford… See more details below

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Inter-organizational relations (IOR), the study of Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures, Partnerships, Networks and other forms of relationship between organizations, is a field of study that has burgeoned over the last four decades, but is fragemented, drawing contributions from a wide variety of disciplines, theoretical bases, and sectoral interests. The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations provides a structured overview of the field. With contributions from leading international experts on their particular areas of expertise, it is an authoritative introduction to its research findings.

The material is organized in three main sections.

The first relates to research that focuses on particular manifestations of IORs such as industry, supply, policy and project networks, public and voluntary sector partnerships, strategic alliances, and so on.

The second section relates to research that stems from distinct disciplinary or theoretical bases, including social networks, evolutionary theory, transaction cost economics, management process, psychology, critical theory political theory, economic geography, and the legal perspective.

The third section focuses on key topics in contemporary IOR topics - or those that will become so in the future. These include, trust, power, development interventions, social capital, learning and knowledge, dynamics and change, and evaluation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199282944
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
808
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Pt. I Introduction

1 Introducing Inter-organizational Relations Steve Cropper Cropper, Steve Mark Ebers Ebers, Mark Chris Huxham Huxham, Chris Peter Smith Ring Ring, Peter Smith 3

Pt. II Manifestations of Inter-Organizational Relations

Introduction 25

2 Transforming Industrial Districts: How Leading Firms are Escaping the Manufacturing Cage Mark H. Lazerson Lazerson, Mark H. Gianni Lorenzoni Lorenzoni, Gianni 31

3 Inter-organizational Relationships, Chains, and Networks: A Supply Perspective Thomas E. Johnsen Johnsen, Thomas E. Richard C. Lamming Lamming, Richard C. Christine M. Harland Harland, Christine M. 61

4 Alliances and Joint Ventures: The Role of Partner Selection from an Embeddedness Perspective Tina Dacin Dacin, Tina Douglas Reid Reid, Douglas Peter Smith Ring Ring, Peter Smith 90

5 Policy and Implementation Networks: Managing Complex Interactions Erik-Hans Klijn Klijn, Erik-Hans 118

6 Collaborative Service Provision in the Public Sector Jodi Sandfort Sandfort, Jodi H. Brinton Milward Milward, H. Brinton 147

7 Voluntary and Community Sector Partnerships: Current Inter-organizational Relations and Future Challenges Myrna P. Mandell Mandell, Myrna P. Robyn Keast Keast, Robyn 175

8 Inter-organizational Relationships in Local and Regional Development Partnerships Mike Geddes Geddes, Mike 203

9 Temporary Inter-organizational Projects: How Temporal and Social Embeddedness Enhance Coordination and Manage Uncertainty Candace Jones Jones, Candace Benyamin B. Lichtenstein Lichtenstein, Benyamin B. 231

10 Technology Service Inter-organizational Relationships: An Agenda for Information Technology ServiceSourcing Research Pamsy P. Hui Hui, Pamsy P. Nils O. Fonstad Fonstad, Nils O. Cynthia M. Beath Beath, Cynthia M. 256

Pt. III Theoretical and Disciplinary Perspectives on the Study of Inter-Organizational Relations

Introduction 283

11 The Social Network Perspective: Understanding the Structure of Cooperation Patrick Kenis Kenis, Patrick Leon Oerlemans Oerlemans, Leon 289

12 Evolutionary Perspectives on Inter-organizational Relations Alessandro Lomi Lomi, Alessandro Giacomo Negro Negro, Giacomo Fabio Fonti Fonti, Fabio 313

13 Transaction Costs Perspectives on Inter-organizational Relations Jean-Francois Hennart Hennart, Jean-Francois 339

14 Critical Perspectives on Collaboration Nuzhat Lotia Lotia, Nuzhat Cynthia Hardy Hardy, Cynthia 366

15 Managing Collaborative Inter-organizational Relations Paul Hibbert Hibbert, Paul Chris Huxham Huxham, Chris Peter Smith Ring Ring, Peter Smith 390

16 The Social Psychology of Inter-organizational Relations Sandra G. L. Schruijer Schruijer, Sandra G. L. 417

17 Political Perspectives on Inter-organizational Networks David Knoke Knoke, David Xinxiang Chen Chen, Xinxiang 441

18 Perspectives on Inter-organizational Relations in Economic Geography Henry Wai-Chung Yeung Yeung, Henry Wai-Chung 473

19 Theories of Contract and their use in Studying Inter-organizational Relations: Sociological, Psychological, Economic, Management, and Legal Peter Smith Ring Ring, Peter Smith 502

Pt. IV Key Topics in Inter-Organizational Relations Research

Introduction 527

20 Trust in Inter-organizational Relations Reinhard Bachmann Bachmann, Reinhard Akbar Zaheer Zaheer, Akbar 533

21 Inter-organizational Power Chris Huxham Huxham, Chris Nic Beech Beech, Nic 555

22 The Role of Social Capital in Inter-organizational Relationships Janine Nahaphet Nahaphet, Janine 580

23 Learning and Innovation in Inter-organizational Relationships Bart Nooteboom Nooteboom, Bart 607

24 Change, Dynamics, and Temporality in Inter-organizational Relationships Steve Cropper Cropper, Steve Ian Palmer Palmer, Ian 635

25 Intervening to Improve Inter-organizational Partnerships Barbara Gray Gray, Barbara 664

26 Evaluating Inter-organizational Relationships Keith C. Provan Provan, Keith C. Jorg Sydow Sydow, Jorg 691

Pt. V Conclusion

27 The Field of Inter-organizational Relations: A Jungle or an Italian Garden? Steve Cropper Cropper, Steve Mark Ebers Ebers, Mark Chris Huxham Huxham, Chris Peter Smith Ring Ring, Peter Smith 719

Name Index 739

Subject Index 760

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