05 - OBIIMidterm Chapter5:InterorganizationalRelationships

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OB II Midterm Chapter 5: Interorganizational Relationships O RGANIZATIONAL  E COSYSTEMS Interorganizational relationships o enduring resource transactions, flows and linkages that occur among two or  more organizations o a company might be forced into these depending upon needs and instability and  complexity of the environment Organizational ecosystems (by James Moore) o System formed by the interaction of a community of organizations and their  environment, a company can create its own. Is Competition Dead? Traditional competition, where a company fights for supremacy and survival does not  exist anymore  Organizations depend and support others for success and survival Competitive stakes higher now because market share can disappear overnight or in light  of technology become obsolete Now businesses must co-evolve with others in their ecosystem then they all become  stronger Changing pattern of relationships and interactions in an ecosystem contributes to the  health and vitality of the system as an integrated whole (some getting weaker, some  strong) Seal” The Changing Role of Management 
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OB II Midterm Chapter 5: Interorganizational Relationships Managers have had to move beyond traditional responsibilities such as corporate  Now consider horizontal processes rather than vertical Incorporating customers and suppliers into the team, leading to economic co-evolution Now strive to strengthen the larger system evolving around them (the big picture) than  cut supplier prices or increase customer prices Interorganizational Framework Relationships among organizations can be analyzed by whether their organization type  is similar or dissimilar and by whether their organization relationship is competitive or  cooperative R ESOURCE   DEPENDENCE
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05 - OBIIMidterm Chapter5:InterorganizationalRelationships

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