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Understanding Multi-Organizational Collaboration Using Pragmatic Foundations

Sandra Haraldson
University of BorĂ¥s; Viktoria Institute, Sweden


Abstract
Contemporary organizations capability to collaborate is an important competitive advantage and aligning in business networks is an increasingly common business model. Therefore, knowledge regarding characterization of collaboration businesses as well as the structure of business interaction that consists of several dyadic relationships in a multi-actor setting is of growing importance. Understanding such multi-organizational collaboration results in knowledge essential for the coordination of actors and actions involved in the realization of the joint business assignment. In this paper a multi-organizational perspective on collaboration processes is outlined as a pragmatic construction.

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Reference:Haraldson, S. (2010). "Understanding Multi-Organizational Collaboration Using Pragmatic Foundations," Proceedings > Proceedings of SIGPrag Workshop . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 10(129). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/10-129
Keywords:Multi-Organizational Collaboration, Multi-Organizational Perspective, pragmatism (MOP), multi-actor setting, design science research, action research, IS design
Item Type:Article - Volume 10 Article 129 (2010)
Language:English
Email: Sandra Haraldson (sandra.haraldson@hb.se)

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