Recent dialogue between economics and sociology has led management scholars to acknowledge that economic action is embedded in both dyadic relationships ( relational embeddedness ) and more intricate structures of relationships ( structural embeddedness ). However, we still know too little about how social networks affect the governance of economic activity. In this respect, several scholars conceptualize the network as a distinct organizational form. This is in sharp contrast with standard Transaction Costs Economics (TCE), wherein market and hierarchy are the only two pure organizational forms, with their own coordination mechanisms, while networks are hybrid forms , based on intermediate mechanisms. The present paper tries to overcome the TCE logic under several respects. In particular, it is aimed at contributing to the debate on the governance of economic activity (Coase, 1937 in Economica; Williamson, 1991 in ASQ; Uzzi, 1997 in ASQ) by shedding light on the coordination mechanisms that characterize network governance (i.e., social mechanisms). Indeed, while an extensive body of research has investigated a number of social mechanisms individually, we still lack a thorough understanding of these mechanisms, of their structural and relational antecedents, and of how they interact with each other over time to coordinate economic exchange.

Capaldo, A., The governance of design alliances in embedded settings: Evidence from the Italian design-intensive furnishings industry, Selected paper, in 2008 Design Management Institute Academic Conference, (ESSEC Business School, Paris, 14-15 April 2008), DMI - Design management Institute, Boston (USA), Boston, USA 2008: 1-16 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/36121]

The governance of design alliances in embedded settings: Evidence from the Italian design-intensive furnishings industry

Capaldo, Antonio
2008

Abstract

Recent dialogue between economics and sociology has led management scholars to acknowledge that economic action is embedded in both dyadic relationships ( relational embeddedness ) and more intricate structures of relationships ( structural embeddedness ). However, we still know too little about how social networks affect the governance of economic activity. In this respect, several scholars conceptualize the network as a distinct organizational form. This is in sharp contrast with standard Transaction Costs Economics (TCE), wherein market and hierarchy are the only two pure organizational forms, with their own coordination mechanisms, while networks are hybrid forms , based on intermediate mechanisms. The present paper tries to overcome the TCE logic under several respects. In particular, it is aimed at contributing to the debate on the governance of economic activity (Coase, 1937 in Economica; Williamson, 1991 in ASQ; Uzzi, 1997 in ASQ) by shedding light on the coordination mechanisms that characterize network governance (i.e., social mechanisms). Indeed, while an extensive body of research has investigated a number of social mechanisms individually, we still lack a thorough understanding of these mechanisms, of their structural and relational antecedents, and of how they interact with each other over time to coordinate economic exchange.
Inglese
2008 Design Management Institute Academic Conference
Design Management Institute (DMI) Academic Conference
ESSEC Business School, Paris
Selected paper
14-apr-2008
15-apr-2008
Capaldo, A., The governance of design alliances in embedded settings: Evidence from the Italian design-intensive furnishings industry, Selected paper, in 2008 Design Management Institute Academic Conference, (ESSEC Business School, Paris, 14-15 April 2008), DMI - Design management Institute, Boston (USA), Boston, USA 2008: 1-16 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/36121]
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