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Resource interaction in inter-organizational networks: Foundations, comparison, and a research agenda

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  • Baraldi, Enrico
  • Gressetvold, Espen
  • Harrison, Debbie
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    Abstract

    The focus of this article is on discussing the foundations, conceptual development, and implications of resource interaction in inter-organizational networks. The article conceptualizes and classifies resources before discussing how resource interfaces enable to utilize, manage, and change resources. In doing so it provides a set of basic principles as to how resources interact at a network level, or how firms combine, develop, mobilize, and manage resources over time. This is in strong contrast to a focus on the acquisition, accumulation, and exchange of resources by the firm. The article further provides a comparison with two other research streams, the Resource-Based view (RBV) and the Service-Dominant logic (S-D logic), in order to better position this perspective on inter-organizational resource interaction. It concludes by discussing an agenda for further research.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 65 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 266-276

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:65:y:2012:i:2:p:266-276

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    Keywords: Resources; Resource interaction; Resource combinations; Inter-organizational relationships; Inter-organizational networks;

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    1. Wei, Tian & Clegg, Jeremy, 2014. "Successful integration of target firms in international acquisitions: A comparative study in the Medical Technology industry," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 237-255.

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