Evolving Functions of Interorganizational Governance Mechanisms
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Managerial and Decision Economics
Special Issue: Governance of Franchising Networks, Cooperatives and Alliances
Volume 34, Issue 3-5, pages 301–318, April-July 2013
How to Cite
Sánchez, J. M., Vélez, M. L. and Álvarez-Dardet, C. (2013), Evolving Functions of Interorganizational Governance Mechanisms. Manage. Decis. Econ., 34: 301–318. doi: 10.1002/mde.2591
- Issue published online: 8 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
Through a longitudinal case study, this article examines the evolution of the twofold function of formal governance mechanisms, for control and coordination, as an interorganizational relationship evolves. We ask whether all formal governance tools develop simultaneously, or whether each mechanism is designed and used for only one function; whether different mechanisms' attributes foster one function rather than the other; and whether different mechanisms are developed over time in order to provoke both functions' evolution. Finally, we explore whether the interorganizational relationship evolution in part explains the evolution of the two functions, or vice versa. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.