Formal and Real Authority in Interorganizational Networks: The Case of Joint Ventures
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 319–327, April-July 2013
How to Cite
Hippmann, P. and Windsperger, J. (2013), Formal and Real Authority in Interorganizational Networks: The Case of Joint Ventures. Manage. Decis. Econ., 34: 319–327. doi: 10.1002/mde.2592
- Issue published online: 8 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
We apply a recent and more fine grained concept of authority to interorganizational networks and provide the first empirical evidence on how formal and real authority are allocated in joint ventures. Specifically, we show that intangibility of knowledge and uncertainty impact the allocation of authority in joint ventures via formal and real authority. Moreover, we provide evidence that formal authority and real authority function as complements in joint venture relationships. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.