Run Away or Stick Together? The Impact of Organization-Specific Adverse Events on Alliance Partner Defection

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Run Away or Stick Together? The Impact of Organization-Specific Adverse Events on Alliance Partner Defection
Périodique
Academy of Management Review
Auteur(s)
Bruyaka O., Philippe D., Castañer X.
ISSN
0363-7425
1930-3807
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
07/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
43
Numéro
3
Pages
445-469
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Alliances are inter-organizational relationships wherein partners agree to engage in joint action and share benefits and burdens. But when might an adverse event that strikes one partner become too burdensome for another partner? Extant theories of alliance instability provide incomplete answers, which is problematic: for stricken organizations, anticipating whether their non-stricken partners will remain in the alliance can be essential for survival. Integrating insights from alliance dynamics and organizational stigma literatures, we theorize how an organization-specific adverse event affects a non-stricken partner's decision to continue with or defect from an alliance by considering factors that shift the balance between cohesive and disruptive forces. We propose that high stigmatization risk will increase the probability of partner defection through two disruptive mechanisms: relational uncertainty and stigma anxiety. Building on the idea that the same factors contributing to alliance formation may also condition partner defection, we theorize about the roles of partner resource interdependencies, relational embeddedness, and perceived partner similarity in amplifying or attenuating disruptive mechanisms triggered by an adverse event. We extend the research on partner defection and alliance instability by advancing an event-based view of alliance instability and specifying the conditions under which an alliance partner might defect.
Mots-clé
Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, General Business, Management and Accounting
Web of science
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24/08/2017 13:35
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06/11/2019 7:08
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