PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to clarify the underdeveloped conceptualization of a particular type network rents, defined as knowledge recombination rents, related to the possibility for a firm to transfer and recombine knowledge within and across its portfolio of inter-organizational relationships. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: Adopting a contingency approach, the authors develop a comprehensive model with propositions drawn from an original synthesis of the extant literature on the management of inter-organizational relationships. FINDINGS: The authors summarize the most important internal and external variables that explain how knowledge recombination rents arise within a firm’s portfolio of inter-organizational relationships. The authors create a seven-proposition model that considers: an “internal fit,” related to internal contingencies of the firm, specifically life stage and its strategy; an “external fit,” related to external contingencies of the network of the firm, specifically past experience and current portfolio structure. RESEARCH LIMITATIONS/IMPLICATIONS: The model is theory driven. Future research should validate empirically the relations proposed, especially in different industries and contexts. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: The model, beyond the fact of being theoretically sounded, is also completely practical oriented. Indeed, the authors developed a comprehensive model articulated in seven propositions which relationship managers can easily use to analyze and manage their portfolios of inter-organizational relationships. ORIGINALITY/VALUE: The model allows us to assert that the value of an inter-organizational relationship is neither fixed nor just related to the single dyadic interaction; rather before engaging with a relationship is crucial to ponder possible benefits and harms. This is the central element in the contribution that develops an easy-to-use and comprehensive model based on best practices.
Knowledge transfer within relationship portfolios: the creation of knowledge recombination rents / Pellegrini, Massimiliano M.; Caputo, Andrea; Matthews, Lee. - In: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. - ISSN 1463-7154. - 25:1(2019), pp. 202-218.
|Titolo:||Knowledge transfer within relationship portfolios: the creation of knowledge recombination rents|
|Autori:||Pellegrini, Massimiliano M.; Caputo, Andrea; Matthews, Lee|
|Titolo del periodico:||BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT JOURNAL|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||1|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85049524214|
|Codice identificativo WOS:||WOS:000458218200011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/BPMJ-06-2017-0171|
|Citazione:||Knowledge transfer within relationship portfolios: the creation of knowledge recombination rents / Pellegrini, Massimiliano M.; Caputo, Andrea; Matthews, Lee. - In: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. - ISSN 1463-7154. - 25:1(2019), pp. 202-218.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|
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