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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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:
May 26, 2021 at 8:00 AM EDT (UTC -4) on Zoom*
Featuring: Fabrice Lumineau
Aimed at PhD students and postdocs, this 1-hour event focuses on navigating the tenure track. Fabrice Lumineau, Professor in Strategic Management at HKU Business School, The University of Hong Kong, will discuss -- and answer questions regarding -- common challenges, including how to develop a research agenda, how to approach teaching and service, time management, external referees, and the tenure package.
June 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM EDT (UTC -4) on Zoom
Featuring: Aldona Kapacinskaite and Alanna Hirshmann
Are you a PhD student or postdoc wondering how you can successfully navigate the job market in the pandemic? Then this 1-hour virtual conversation on the challenges of the job market during the pandemic is for you. Alanna Hirshman (West Virginia University, placed at Texas Tech University) and Aldona Kapacinskaite (London Business School, placed at Bocconi University) will share their experiences of being on the job market during the pandemic and discuss with you the challenges and opportunities that candidates might encounter. The goal of the conversation is to understand how the current job market can be a challenging but timely endeavor. We will cover topics like making a lasting impression without being able to meet in person, how to prepare your application, and what to expect from virtual job talks and interviews.
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.