Session 17 - Organizational Relationships Fall 2009

Session 17 - Organizational Relationships Fall 2009 - IOE...

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IOE 421 Work Organizations IOE 421 Work Organizations Session 17 Organizational Relationships November 04, 2009
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IOE 421 Work Organizations Territory to be Covered Today Debrief of October 30 th Decision Making Presentation Class Administrative Discussion Lecture – Organizational Relationships Interorganizational Relationships Intraorganizational Relationships Organizational Title vs. Rank Organizational Rank vs. Skill Importance Management of Management Assignments
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IOE 421 Work Organizations Debrief of October 30 th Decision Making Presentation
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IOE 421 Work Organizations Class Administrative Discussion
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IOE 421 Work Organizations What are Interorganizational Relationships? Interorganizational Relationships Enduring resource transactions, flows, and linkages that occur among two or more organizations Organizational Ecosystem System formed by the interaction of a community of organizations and their environment Can cut across traditional industry lines
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IOE 421 Work Organizations A Method of Controlling the Environment Establishing favorable interorganizational linkages yields potential: Ownership Strategic Alliances Cooptation of competitors Executive Recruitment Industry Sector Leadership Shaping the Environmental Domain Change of Domain Political Activity and Regulation Trade Associations Why Interorganizational Relationships?
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IOE 421 Work Organizations Basic Interorganizational Framework Organization Type Organization Relationship Resource Dependence Collaborative Network Institutionalism Population Ecology Dissimilar Similar Cooperative Competitive
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IOE 421 Work Organizations Resource Dependence Focus Organizations minimize their dependence on other organizations for the supply of important resources and try to influence the environment to make resources available Resource Strategies Adapt or alter interdependent relationships to gain control (e.g. purchase portion of supplier) Interlocking directorships Political action to control environment Power Strategies Large independent companies have power over small suppliers Examples: Ford – Visteon GM – Delphi Volvo - Autoliv Resource Dependence Dissimilar Competitive
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IOE 421 Work Organizations Collaborative Networks Focus Organizations join together to become more competitive and to share scarce resources, knowledge, spur innovation, share risks, and cash in on rewards (e.g. Japanese Keiretsu) Emerging alternative to resource dependence theory Collaborative Network Dissimilar Cooperative
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IOE 421 Work Organizations Collaborative Networks Traditional Orientation: Adversarial New Orientation: Partnership Suspicion, competition, arm’s length Price, efficiency, own profits Limited information and feedback Legal resolution of conflict Minimal involvement and up-front
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Session 17 - Organizational Relationships Fall 2009 - IOE...

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