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Spaces and Strategy Work in Inter-organizational Collaborations

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Organizations increasingly engage in inter-organizational collaborations to pool resources aimed at addressing grand societal challenges that otherwise would simply be ‘out of reach’. Despite a growing interest in the micro-practices of strategizing in inter-organizational collaborations, we still know very little of how the strategy work in these settings unfold. Lack of structuring mechanisms such as hierarchies, contracts, or agreed upon rules and procedures complicate the strategy work. Drawing on data collected from a longitudinal ethnographic case study, we examine the role of space and investigate the interplay between strategy work and space. In our analysis, we show that collaborators use four types of spaces–common, private, personal, and public–to advance initiatives according to their own interest. Building on our findings, we develop a model that helps explain the dynamics between the different spaces and the strategy work in inter-organizational collaborations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication yearAug 2019
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

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