Evaluating the quality of inter-organisational relationships: does one plus one equal only two?

Apostolakis, C., 2003. Evaluating the quality of inter-organisational relationships: does one plus one equal only two? In: Hibbert, P., ed. Co-creating Emergent Insight: Multi-organisational Partnerships, Alliances and Networks. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.

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Inter-organisational relations have increasingly become an 18obligation 19 for individual organisations in all sectors of the political, social and economic spheres. 18The major factors that organisations must take into account are other organisations 19, Aldrich argues (1994; cited by Sydow, 2002: 141). Therefore, organisational relationships emerge as a consequence of purposeful interactions constrained and enabled by different organisational structures and values (Sydow, 2002). The quality of these relationships are identified and examined in this paper. This is presented through the definition and characteristics of inter-organisational relationships, definition and attributes of the romantic approach to quality and the proposition of qualitative evaluation as a possible approach for assessing the quality of such relationships. Secondary data however shows that the applicability of such a research is not always valuable.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:978-0954553807
Number of Pages:320
Subjects:Technology > Business, Management and Marketing
Group:Business School
ID Code:18995
Deposited By:Dr Christos Apostolakis
Deposited On:12 Dec 2011 08:41
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:50

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