Quotation Kratzer, Jan, Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Lettl, Christopher. 2008. Revealing dynamics and consequences of fit and misfit between formal and informal networks in multi-institutional product development collaborations. Research Policy. A Journal Devoted to Research Policy, Research Management and Planning 37 (8): 1356-1370.


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The study presents a longitudinal examination about dynamics and consequences of fit and misfit between formally ascribed design interfaces and informal communication networks in two large multi-institutional product development collaborations in space industry. Findings: (1) formally ascribed design interfaces and informal communication networks correlate only marginally. The main reason is that informal communication is much more dense than ascribed; (2) although the formally ascribed design interfaces change, the structure of informal communication remains largely stable throughout time; (3) the most intriguing finding is that this communicational misfit is associated with higher effectiveness, but, it negatively impacts the institutional unit's efficiency.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Research Policy (RP)
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A, STRAT-A, VW-B, WH-A
Language English
Title Revealing dynamics and consequences of fit and misfit between formal and informal networks in multi-institutional product development collaborations
Volume 37
Number 8
Year 2008
Page from 1356
Page to 1370
URL http://www.wu.ac.at/entrep/downloads/publikationen/kratzer_gemuenden_lettl_rp_2008.pdf

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Lettl, Christopher (Details)
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Gemuenden, Hans Georg
Kratzer, Jan
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Strategy, Technology and Organization IN (Details)
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