Interorganizational Relationships, Strategic Alliances, and Networks: The Role of Communication Systems and Information Technologies

Interorganizational Relationships, Strategic Alliances, and Networks: The Role of Communication Systems and Information Technologies

Keiichi Yamada (Nakamura Gakuen University, Japan)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-740-7.ch016
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Abstract

This chapter deals with roles and ways of interorganizational communication systems. Prior to the subject, author refers to three topics related to the subject: what are interorganizational relationships, strategic alliances, and interorganizational networks. In order to understand interorganizational networks, the author utilizes Barnard’s theory of cooperative system and formal organization, in which communication plays a significant role to formulate and to maintain interorganizational networks as organization of organizations. Furthermore, there are some problems for effective interorganizational communication systems – both human and machine: standardization of communication systems, impact of IT development, and interorganizational strategy using IT.

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