Case Western Reserve University, USA
I treat the dynamics of interorganizational collaboration from a dialogue perspective. This extends the â€˜exploitativeâ€™ and â€˜explorativeâ€™ approaches that currently define scholarship on interorganizational collaboration. A dialogue perspective is argued to be particularly useful in understanding interorganizational efforts to tackle systemic issues that are technically as well as behaviorally complex, e.g., global warming. The concept of â€˜dialogic capitalâ€™ is then introduced to theorize how, and by whom, the interorganizational dialogue is shaped in a context in which there is little formal authority among the participants. The process of accrual, leverage and growth/decline of dialogic capital is presented and implications for empirical research offered.
Bradbury, Hilary, " Dynamics of Dialogic Capital in Interorganizational Collaboration" (2008). All Sprouts Content. 14.