Ambiguous Adaptation

The Effect of Formal and Informal Governance on Premature Termination

Marcus Møller Larsen, Jacob Lyngsie

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    Resumé

    We investigate why some exchange relationships terminate prematurely. We argue that investments in informal governance structures induce premature termination in relationships already governed by formal contracts. The formalized adaptive behavior of formal governance structures and the flexible and reciprocal adaptation of informal governance structure create ambiguity in situations of contingencies, which, subsequently, increases the likelihood of premature relationship termination. Using a large sample of exchange relationships in the global service provider industry, we find support for a hypothesis suggesting that increased reliance on informal governance structures, given existing formal governance, increases the likelihood of a premature relationship termination. This has important implications for our understanding of the relationship between different governance structures in exchange relationships.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2014
    StatusUdgivet - 2014
    BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014: The Power of Words - Philadelphia, USA
    Varighed: 1 aug. 20145 aug. 2014
    Konferencens nummer: 74
    http://aom.org/annualmeeting/

    Konference

    KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014
    Nummer74
    LandUSA
    ByPhiladelphia
    Periode01/08/201405/08/2014
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    Emneord

    • Premature relationship termination
    • Formal governance
    • Informal governance

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    Møller Larsen, M., & Lyngsie, J. (2014). Ambiguous Adaptation: The Effect of Formal and Informal Governance on Premature Termination. Afhandling præsenteret på The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014, Philadelphia, USA.
    Møller Larsen, Marcus ; Lyngsie, Jacob. / Ambiguous Adaptation : The Effect of Formal and Informal Governance on Premature Termination. Afhandling præsenteret på The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014, Philadelphia, USA.
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    2014. Afhandling præsenteret på The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014, Philadelphia, USA.

    Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskningpeer review

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