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Inter-organisational Relationships in the Worldwide Popular Recorded Music Industry

Gander, Jonathan and Rieple, Alison (2002) Inter-organisational Relationships in the Worldwide Popular Recorded Music Industry. Creativity and Innovation Management, 11 (4). pp. 248-254. ISSN 1467-8691

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Gander, Jonathan and Rieple, Alison
Description:

This paper analyses the worldwide popular recorded music industry and examines how product, firm and industry features result in key resources coagulating around the two firm types; the major and independent. We argue that these firm specific resources are complementary and participating firms would benefit from their union. However though complementary, they are inimical and close association risks damaging their value. Collaboration between the two firm types that hold these resources therefore needs to be designed not along traditional concerns of protection from opportunism, or the requirement to control key resources. Instead competitive advantage may be gained by designing and managing structural relationships that protect each partner’s resource set from the hostile elements of the others; a contamination rather than an appropriation focus.

Official Website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8691.00256/abstract
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Blackwell Publishers Ltd
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: December 2002
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1111/1467
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 17:56
Last Modified: 15 May 2015 17:56
Item ID: 7911
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7911

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