Learning and Governance in Inter-Firm Relations
AbstractThis paper connects theory of learning with theory of governance, in the context of inter-firm relations. It recognizes fundamental criticism of transaction cost economics (TCE), but preserves elements from that theory. The theory of governance used incorporates learning and trust. The paper identifies two kinds of relational risk: hold-up and spillover. For the governance of relations, i.e. the control of relational risk, it develops a box of instruments which includes trust, next to instruments derived and adapted from TCE. These instruments are geared to problems that are specific to learning in interaction between firms. They also include additional roles for go-betweens.
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transaction cost economics; trust; inter-organizational learning;
Other versions of this item:
- Nooteboom, B., 2005. "Learning and Governance in Inter-Firm Relations," Discussion Paper 2005-38, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
- Nooteboom, B., 2004. "Learning And Governance In Inter-Firm Relations," Research Paper ERS-2004-003-ORG, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus Uni.
- Nooteboom, B., 2004. "Learning and governance in inter-firm relations," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-146336, Tilburg University.
- D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
- L24 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2002-02-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENT-2002-02-10 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-MIC-2002-02-10 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-TID-2002-02-10 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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