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Wehner, Theo, Clases, Christoph and Bachmann, Reinhard (2000) 'Co-operation at work: a process-oriented perspective on joint activity in inter-organizational relations.' Ergonomics, 43 (7). pp. 983-997.

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In this paper the authors present a conceptual framework for analysing cooperation between organizations as a situated process, highlighting co-operation, co-ordination and co-construction as different modes of joint activity. Within this framework, the analysis of unexpected events becomes a crucial issue. The analytic power of reconstructing the (psycho-) logics of unexpected events in inter-organizational relations will be demonstrated in the presentation of selected outcomes of a research project on the dynamics of producer-supplier relationships in the German automobile industry. Also in this empirical part, the significance of trust and confidence in inter-organizational relations will be reflected.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 00140139
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Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 11:24

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