Cooperative Strategies Interest Group focuses on issues related to cooperative strategies at the functional, business, corporate, group and network levels of analysis. We are interested in work that explores cooperative strategies within a sector of the economy (for example, among firms or among government agencies) and across sectors (for example, between firms and government agencies or between firms and non-profit organizations). Cooperative arrangements include inter-organizational alliances, joint ventures, federations, constellations, networks, vertical buyer-supplier relations, franchises, community service collaborations, public-private partnerships, corporate board interlocks, etc. The purpose of this Interest Group is to help create useful knowledge on the antecedents and consequences of cooperative arrangements and effective cooperative strategies as well as on the processes that inhibit or facilitate the emergence, evolution and termination of cooperative strategies.
Research streams encompass a broad range of phenomena, including relational mechanisms such as trust, knowledge sharing and conflict resolution; social interaction involving power relations, legitimization, and intervention; organizational perspectives such as relational capabilities, organizational routines, and cooperative governance structures; organizational outcomes such as social capital, learning, innovation, and financial performance; dynamics and evaluation with respect to processes such as formulating cooperative strategies, negotiating and transacting cooperative arrangements, implementing and managing cooperative strategies, and change and renewal of cooperative strategies.
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We welcome new members! Joining the IG Cooperative Strategies is a great opportunity to meet scholars from more than 50 countries around the world who share your research and education interests.
You can spend time with Cooperative Strategies scholars at all levels and career stages, and explore your ideas in a collaborative and supportive environment. You will make lifelong friends and professional contacts and have fun at our social events.
If you are interested in this newly instituted domain, regardless of your other interests, you are welcome to join us as we attempt to answer questions, ones that are illustrative rather than exhaustive, such as the following: