The article is an extensive review of the literature on interorganizational relations. Three arenas of interorganizational relations (lOR) are identified: arenas of resource procurement and allocation, political advocacy, and organiÂ zational legitimation. In studying lOR within arenas of resource procurement and allocation, analysts have focused on power dependency and the problems of overcoming environmental uncertainty. In studying lOR within arenas of political advocacy, students have paid special attention to coalition formation and efforts at collective action.In studying lOR within arenas of organizational legitimation, analysts have examined organizational efforts at identifying with highly legitimate community andlor societal symbols. In this review both the theory and research to date are discussed. INTRODUCTION This paper reviews the literature on interorganizational relations and summaÂ rizes the main theories and research findings. As we shall see, the body of accumulated knowledge is highly fragmented, and the scholarship uneven. Few studies have been replicated; thus we have a host of "tentative findings" to sort through and synthesize. Our effort at organizing the literature draws heavily on reviews by Guetzkow (1966), Van de Ven (1976), Pfeffer & Salancik (1978), Aldrich (1979), Yan de Yen & Ferry (1980), Aldrich & Whetten (1981), Whetten (1981), Rogers &
Annual Review of Sociology – Annual Reviews
Published: Aug 1, 1985
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