CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Inter-organizational relations (IOR), the study of Strategic Alliances, Joint
Ventures, Partnerships, Networks and other forms of relationship between
organizations, is a field of study that has burgeoned over the last four
decades, but is fragemented, drawing contributions from a wide variety of
disciplines, theoretical bases, and sectoral interests. The Oxford Handbook of
Inter-Organizational Relations provides a structured overview of the field.
With contributions from leading international experts on their particular areas
of expertise, it is an authoritative introduction to its research findings.
The material is organized in three main sections.
The first relates to research that focuses on particular manifestations of
IORs such as industry, supply, policy and project networks, public and
voluntary sector partnerships, strategic alliances, and so on.
The second section relates to research that stems from distinct disciplinary
or theoretical bases, including social networks, evolutionary theory,
transaction cost economics, management process, psychology, critical theory
political theory, economic geography, and the legal perspective.
The third section focuses on key topics in contemporary IOR topics - or those
that will become so in the future. These include, trust, power, development
interventions, social capital, learning and knowledge, dynamics and change, and