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Introducing Inter‐organizational Relations

Steve Cropper, Mark Ebers, Chris Huxham and Peter Smith Ring

in The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199282944
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199282944.003.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Introducing Inter‐organizational Relations

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This text draws together a wide variety of research that makes up the study of inter-organizational relations (IOR). It includes many empirical settings and a range of disciplinary and theoretical bases as well as several specific topic areas. It is mainly concerned with representing the state of knowledge in the emerging field of IOR research; in addition, it seeks to suggest fruitful avenues for future research. IOR is concerned with relationships between and among organizations. The study of IOR is concerned with understanding the character and pattern, origins, rationale, and consequences of such relationships. The organizations can be public, business, or non-profit and the relationships can range from dyadic, involving just two organizations, to multiplicitous, involving huge networks of many organizations.

Keywords: inter-organizational relations; empirical settings; IOR research; organization; networks

Article.  7775 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour ; Business Strategy

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