Gerrit Willem Ziggers

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Alliances have become commonplace. This has led to a considerable number of academic and professional publications on alliances and, more recently, on the dynamics of cooperation. However, the body of knowledge on the dynamics of cooperation developed so far is characterized by fragmentation, lack of coherence and non-comparable research output. There is no(More)
Understanding how health care networks achieve their goals is critical for managers and researchers alike. Our study addresses this issue by applying qualitative methods to retrospectively study the involvement of boundary spanners in the setup and implementation of a health care network in the Netherlands. We found that boundary spanners who acted(More)
In t h i s s t u d y w e q u e s t i o n t h e d i r e c t r e l a t i o n s h i p b e t w e e n a f i r m ' s a l l i ance c a p ab i l i t y a n d a l l i ance p e r f o r m a n c e . W e c o n t e n d t h a t t h i s r e l a t i o n s h i p is m e d i a t e d t h r o u g h p o s t f o r m a t i o n f a c t o r s s uc h a s a l l i ance m a n a g e m e n(More)
Due to regular challenges of food safety, consumers put high demands on the performance of food quality systems. To deal with these requirements, food manufacturers need effective quality management. Performance of food quality systems can be partly realized by quality assurance systems, such as HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control point), ISO(More)
Over the past decades alliance activity among companies has reached unsurpassed levels. In spite of this strong increase in alliance activity, success rates of alliances have been surprisingly low. In this paper we study two main lines of research that aim to explain alliance performance; i.e. research that has stresses the role of trust and personal(More)
Current interorganizational literature almost exclusively analyzes the network effects on single firms participating in networks. This study expands this view theoretically by focusing on food supply chain networks. Specifically, we argue that both, network-level and firm-level goals have to be achieved to structure long-term and successful network(More)
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