The Role of Information Processing Activities and Social Capital in an Alliance Setting

Ratten, Vanessa (2004) The Role of Information Processing Activities and Social Capital in an Alliance Setting. In Enlarged European Union: challenges to international business and management, 5-8 December, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Alliances are an interorganizational phenomenon which utilise information processing activities. The social capital of individual alliance partners influences the amount of information processing activities in terms of information acquired, information disseminated and behaviour responsiveness. This paper examines how learning occurs in alliances through sharing information between alliance partners. Propositions are identified which discuss how social capital relates to information processing activities in an alliance setting. Suggestions for future research are identified that highlight the infancy of the literature on linking alliance and social capital theory together.

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ID Code: 1177
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: information, social capital, alliances
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 04 May 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:24

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