Clearing a Path Through the Forest: A Meta-Review of Interorganizational Relationships

  title={Clearing a Path Through the Forest: A Meta-Review of Interorganizational Relationships},
  author={Anne Parmigiani and Miguel Rivera-Santos},
  journal={Journal of Management},
  pages={1108 - 1136}
Interorganizational relationships (IORs) encompass a broad array of collaborative exchanges, including strategic alliances, joint ventures, buyer—supplier agreements, licensing, co-branding, franchising, cross-sector partnerships, networks, trade associations, and consortia. Scholarly work in this area typically focuses on particular forms, which has made it difficult to build a holistic understanding of why organizations engage in these relationships. This article summarizes the IOR literature… 
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