Using an Agency-Based Approach to Analyze Collaborative Federated Interorganizational Relationships

  title={Using an Agency-Based Approach to Analyze Collaborative Federated Interorganizational Relationships},
  author={Craig S. Fleisher},
  journal={The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science},
  pages={116 - 130}
  • C. Fleisher
  • Published 1 March 1991
  • Business
  • The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
An agency-based approach is used to analyze the factors that affect the creation and maintenance of collaborative federated interorganizational relationships. An overview of several theoretical perspectives on federative collaborations is presented, and these are found to imply a strong agency component. Agency theory suggests four generic situations that lead principals to seek agents to act on their behalf, which result in "contentful, " practical, symbolic, and systemic agency. The… 

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