Handbook of Management Scales/Interorganizational coordination

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Interorganizational coordination (alpha = 0.83, AVE = 0.63)[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

An alliance management capability measure was conceptualized and operationalized. It is reflected by five underlying routines: interorganizational coordination, alliance portfolio coordination, interorganizational learning, alliance proactiveness, and alliance transformation.

Definition[edit | edit source]

Interorganizational coordination is defined as the extent of routines to coordinate activities and resources with the alliance partner.

Items[edit | edit source]

  • Our activities with R&D alliance partners are well coordinated.
  • We ensure that our work is synchronized with the work of our R&D alliance partners.
  • There is a great deal of interaction with our R&D alliance partners on most decisions.

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Comments[edit | edit source]

Given that a 7-point scale (1 to 7) was used and, thus, 4 would be the ideal mean, the observed means were between 4.58 and 5.17 and, thus, quite high. Therefore, the item wording could be modified (e.g., "are always well coordinated" instead of "are well coordinated").