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1 THE TIME IS RIPE! USING TIME CONCEPTUALIZATIONS TO ADVANCE RESEARCH ON INTERORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS Nuno Oliveira Tilburg University 5037 AB Tilburg, The Netherlands Email: [email protected] Fabrice Lumineau Purdue University, West Lafayette IN 47907-2056, U.S.A. Email: [email protected] Forthcoming in Research in Strategy Science Oliveira, N., & Lumineau, F. (forthcoming). The time is ripe! Using time conceptualizations to advance research on interorganizational relationships. In: “Time Issues in Strategy and Organization (TISO)”, Series Research in Strategy Science , Editor. T. K. Das, Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC, USA.
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2 ABSTRACT Time and temporal aspects are at the core of how interorganizational relationships succeed, or fail, to create value. We argue that the use of multiple conceptualizations of time (e.g., clock time vs . phase time) aids to advance research on the temporal complexity that unpins the functioning of interorganizational relationships. We identify research strategies to advance research on four domains of interorganizational relationships: co-existence of time concepts; evolution; temporality; and time contingency. We discuss empirical challenges alongside specific suggestions to advance theory on interorganizational relationships. We further discuss research opportunities to unpack how time-related tensions are nested across levels of analysis and temporality entails a strategic resource in interorganizational relationships. Keywords : Cooperative strategies; interorganizational relationships; temporality; time.
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3 Organizations increasingly enter interorganizational relationships (IORs) as a strategy to attain competitive advantage. IORs range from alliances to R&D consortia and buyer-supplier relationships (for reviews, see Majchrzak, Jarvenpaa, & Bagherzadeh, 2015; Parmigiani & Rivera- Santos, 2011). Despite extensive research on the formation, maintenance and cessation of IORs, management scholars have paid relatively little attention to temporal issues in IORs (Ahuja, Soda, & Zaheer, 2012; Lumineau & Oliveira, 2018). By following a monolithic notion of time, much of empirical research overlooks the temporal complexity of IORs. However, cycles, events, and stages underpin the operation of IORs (Koza & Lewin, 1999; Ring & Van de Ven, 1994). We address this shortcoming by providing specific strategies for the use of multiple time conceptualizations (i.e., the ways to form an idea about time) in order to unlock many opportunities to advance research on the temporal complexity of IORs. We discuss how the use of multiple conceptualizations of time (e.g., clock time vs . event time) allows management scholars to gain a better understanding of the dynamics underlying the operation of IORs. Time is at the core of IORs. These relationships occur over time where at least two organizations work together to achieve individual objectives and agreed-upon common goals (Das & Teng, 2000; Oliver, 1990; Ring & Van de Ven, 1994). IORs typically last for the development or commercialization stage of a specific product or service. An enduring question to the literature
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