- 26 Jun 2019
Resourcing Inter-Organizational Networks: A Moderate Process View
26 Jun 2019 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This paper develops a process view on how goal-directed, inter-organizational networks create and capture value from network resources. Most previous research, while elaborating on networks as a means of accessing resources, takes an organization-centric, strategic perspective. Hence, little systematic knowledge exists to explain how inter-organizational networks access or even create the resources needed to enact and sustain this form of organizing on the whole network level. Against this background, this conceptual work proposes a practice-based theory of network resourcing. Adopting a moderate rather than strong process view, this theory allows for a multi-level analysis that is sensitive to differences between organizations and inter-organizational networks with regard to resource control, tensions around value appropriation, and temporal entrainment during network resourcing. On these grounds, the model proposed unearths sets of practices of network resourcing to be conducted by network management within a particular form of network governance, thus contributing to a practice-based, managerial theory of inter-organizational networks.
Technical University of Munich
TUM School of Management