Network-Bonding Actions, Quality of Ties, and Channel Member Collaboration: Evidence from UK-based Small Firms.

Ngugi, I. K. and Takeda, S., 2018. Network-Bonding Actions, Quality of Ties, and Channel Member Collaboration: Evidence from UK-based Small Firms. Journal of Small Business Management. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12452

Abstract

We aim to deepen our understanding of the processes through which network-bonding actions affect channel member collaboration in the small firm context. We develop a framework to highlight the mediating roles of quality of ties and moderating role of control mechanisms in such processes. We test our framework using the quantitative method, by analysing survey from 385 UK-based small firms. We find that social interaction tends to affect operation synchronization via goal congruence, while affects intelligence generation via relational embeddedness. Furthermore, contractual governance has a negative moderating effect on the relationship between social interaction and goal congruence.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0047-2778
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social Network Theory; Social Capital; Channel Member Collaboration; Small Firm; Supply Chain; Contractual Governance
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:30772
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:29 May 2018 10:27
Last Modified:29 May 2018 10:27

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