The Governance of Inter‐Organisational Networks

John Mathews*

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Corporate governance structures and processes have in the main concerned themselves with the issues of control and management of corporate entities, since these are seen as the major form in which economic activity takes place. But increasingly it is being recognised that economic activity (e.g. R&D, new product development, marketing, and even production) can be conducted more efficiently through inter‐organisational networks, involving consortia, joint ventures and clusters of various kinds. Study of the governance of such inter‐organisational networks is still at a rudimentary stage, and will have to build on judiciously chosen case studies. In this paper a model of inter‐organisational network governance is constructed using the case of TCG, a successful computer supplies group in Australia. The governance structure is modelled as ten‘rules’ which enable the group to function and grow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalCorporate Governance: An International Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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