The Relational View: Cooperative Strategy and Sources of Interorganizational Competitive Advantage

@article{Dyer1998TheRV,
  title={The Relational View: Cooperative Strategy and Sources of Interorganizational Competitive Advantage},
  author={Jeffrey H. Dyer and Harbir Singh},
  journal={Academy of Management Review},
  year={1998},
  volume={23},
  pages={660-679}
}
In this article we offer a view that suggests that a firm's critical resources may span firm boundaries and may be embedded in interfirm resources and routines. We argue that an increasingly important unit of analysis for understanding competitive advantage is the relationship between firms and identify four potential sources of interorganizational competitive advantage: (1) relation-specific assets, (2) knowledge-sharing routines, (3) complementary resources/capabilities, and (4) effective… 

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