The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations

Paperback | May 7, 2010

EditorSteve Cropper, Mark Ebers, Chris Huxham

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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 varietyof 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 itsresearch 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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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 varietyof disciplines, theoretical bases, and sect...

Steve Cropper is Professor in Management at the Centre for Health Planning and Management and first Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Management at Keele University, UK. His research concerns strategy making, decision support and inter-agency collaborative working in health and public services, working closely with polic...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:808 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:May 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section I: Introduction1. Steve Cropper, Mark Ebers, Chris Huxham, and Peter Smith Ring: Introducing Inter-organizational RelationsSection II: Manifestations of Inter-organizational Relations2. Mark H. Lazerson and Gianni Lorenzoni: Transforming Industrial Distrcits: How Leading Firms are Escaping the Manufacturing Cage3. Thomas E. Johnsen, Richard C. Lamming and Christine M. Harland: Inter-organizational Relationships, Chains and Networks: A Supply Perspective4. Tina Dacin, Douglas Reid, and Peter Smith Ring: Alliances and Joint Ventures: The Role of Partner Selection from an Embeddedness Perspective5. Erik-Hans Klijn: Policy and Implementation Networks: Managing Complex Interactions6. Jodi Sandfort and H. Brinton Milward: Collaborative Service Provision in the Public Sector7. Myrna P. Mandell and Robyn Keast: Voluntary and Community Sector Partnerships: Current Inter-organizational Relations and Future Challenges8. Mike Geddes: Inter-organizational Relationships in Local and Regional Development Partnerships9. Candace Jones and Benyamin B. Lichtenstein: Temporary Inter-organizational Projects: How Temporal and Social Embeddedness Enhance Coordination and Manage Uncertainty10. Pamsy P. Hui, Nils O. Fonstad and Cynthia M. Beath: Technology Service Inter-organizational Relationships: An Agenda for Information Technology Service Sourcing ResearchSection III: Theoretical and Disciplinary Perspectives on the Study of Inter-organizational Relations11. Patrick Kenis and Leon Oerlemans: The Social Network Perspective: Understanding the Structure of Cooperation12. Alessandro Lomi, Giacomo Negro, and Fabio Fonti: Evolutionary Perspectives on Inter-organizational Relations13. Jean-Francois Hennart: Transaction Costs Perspectives on Inter-organizational Relations14. Nuzhat Lotia and Cynthia Hardy: Critical Perspectives on Collaboration15. Paul Hibbert, Chris Huxham, and Peter Smith Ring: Managing Collaborative Inter-organizational Relations16. Sandra G.L. Schruijer: The Social Psychology of Inter-organizational Relations17. David Knoke and Xinxiang Chen: Political Perspectives on Inter-organizational Networks18. Henry Wai-chung Yeung: Perspectives on Inter-organizational Relations in Economic Geography19. Peter Smith Ring: Theories of Contract and their use in Studying Inter-organizational Relations: Sociological, Psychological, Economic, Management, and LegalSection IV: Key Topics in Inter-organizational Research20. Reinhard Bachmann and Akbar Zaheer: Trust in Inter-organizational Relations21. Chris Huxham and Nic Beech: Inter-Organizational Power22. Janine Nahapiet: The Role of Social Capital in Inter-organizational Relationships23. Bart Nooteboom: Learning and Innovation in Inter-organizational Relationships and Networks24. Steve Cropper and Ian Palmer: Change, Dynamics, and Temporality in Inter-organizizational Partnerships25. Barbara Gray: Intervening to Improve Inter-organizational Partnerships26. Keith G. Provan and Joerg Sydow: Evaluating Inter-organizational RelationshipsSection V: Conclusion27. Steve Cropper, Mark Ebers, Chris Huxham and Peter Smith Ring: The Field of Inter-organizational Relations: A Jungle or an Italian Garden?