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The strategic role of relational bonding in interorganizational collaborations: An empirical study of the global construction industry

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  • Sarkar, Mb
  • Aulakh, Preet S.
  • Cavusgil, S. Tamer

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This article proposes that relational bonding, a concept that measures the strength of a collaborative relationship, mediates between ex-ante alliance variables, namely compatibility, role clarity, resource interdependence, and termination costs and collaborative behavioral processes. The authors theorize bonding to be manifest through two underlying dimensions, namely trust and commitment, and empirically substantiate this assertion.

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  • Sarkar, Mb & Aulakh, Preet S. & Cavusgil, S. Tamer, 1998. "The strategic role of relational bonding in interorganizational collaborations: An empirical study of the global construction industry," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 4(2), pages 85-107, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:intman:v:4:y:1998:i:2:p:85-107
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