Bringing tasks back in: an organizational theory of resource complementarity and partner selection

Soda, G. and Furlotti, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-6750-9547, 2014. Bringing tasks back in: an organizational theory of resource complementarity and partner selection. Journal of Management. ISSN 0149-2063

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Abstract

To progress beyond the idea that the value of inter-firm collaboration is largely determined by the complementarity of the resources held by partners, we build a theoretical framework that explains under which conditions a set of resources or capabilities can be considered as complementary and resulting in superior value creation. Specifically, we argue that the tasks that an inter-firm collaboration has to perform determine complementarities, and that complementarities arise from similar and dissimilar resources alike. We capture this relationship in the concept of task resource complementarity. Further, we examine factors that impact on the relevance of this construct as a predictor of partner selection. Finally, we discuss which implications arise for a theory of the firm when tasks are explicitly incorporated into the conceptualization of resource complementarity.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Management
Creators: Soda, G. and Furlotti, M.
Publisher: Sage
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2014
ISSN: 0149-2063
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10.1177/0149206314535435DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:33
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14960

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