Collaborative Communities of Firms

Purpose, Process, and Design

ISBN: 978-1-4614-1283-0 (Print) 978-1-4614-1284-7 (Online)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-5

    Introduction

  3. Collaborative Capabilities and Processes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7

    2. Chapter

      Pages 9-33

      Open Innovation Networks: The Evolution of Bureaucratic Control

    3. Chapter

      Pages 35-57

      Network or Matrix? How Information-Processing Theory Can Help MNCs Answer This Question

    4. Chapter

      Pages 59-73

      Participation in Innovation Communities: Strategies and Contingencies

    5. Chapter

      Pages 75-88

      Interfirm Communities: Neither Weak nor Strong Ties

    6. Chapter

      Pages 89-104

      Collaborative Communities of Firms: Role of the Shared Services Provider

    7. Chapter

      Pages 105-125

      Organizing for Flexibility: Addressing Dynamic Capabilities and Organization Design

  4. Technical Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127

    2. Chapter

      Pages 129-146

      Statistico-Organizational Theory: A New Theoretical Approach to Organizational Design

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 147-148