Power and intra- and inter-firms cooperation

In this article, the objective is triple. Foremost, an original theoretical framework of power relationships, which take into account certain approaches to organization theory (notably the resource dependence-based view), is proposed. Second, it is argued that power represents the methodological key needed by economists to analyze the emergence of intra-firm cooperation and collective social identity in the employment relationship. Finally, the focus is on the analysis of inter-firm cooperation (subcontracting relationship) in order to describe the cohesive role of power in the genesis of the network-firm and to compare the internal and external governance structures of power relationships.

Virgile Chassagnon, Socio-Économie du Travail n°34 (Économies et Sociétés, tome XLVI), juin 2012, p.1183-1210.

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