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ERIM Research Seminar in Strategic Renewal and the Dynamics of Firms, Networks and Industries: Making Sense of Formalization in Interorganizational Relationships*

Africa  Ari?o

Africa Ari?o

  • Speaker

IESE Business School, University of Navarra

Frans Van Den Bosch

Professor of Management Interfaces between Organizations and Environment

  • Speaker

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam

Anna  Grandori

Anna Grandori

  • Speaker

Centre for Research on Business Organization, Bocconi University

Peter  Smith Ring

Peter Smith Ring

  • Speaker

College of Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University

Paul Vlaar

Paul Vlaar

  • Speaker

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Henk Volberda

Professor of Strategic Management & Business Policy

  • Speaker

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam

Event Information


Research Seminar


Strategy (- 2009)


16 February 2006 (Thursday)


15:00-17:00 hours






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This ERIM Seminar will take place after the defense and reception of the PhD "Making Sense of Formalization in Interorganizational Relationships" by Paul Vlaar. The defense will start at 11.00 hrs in the Senate Hall.



15.00 Opening and welcome.


15.05 - 15.15 Paul Vlaar, Frans A.J. Van den Bosch and Henk Volberda, Erasmus Strategic Renewal Center, RSM Erasmus University. Introduction of the theme Making Sense of Formalization in Interorganizational Relationships


15.15 - 15.50 Africa Ariño, IESE Business School, Spain and Peter Smith Ring, Loyola Marymount University, USA. The Role of Justice Theory in Explaining Alliance Negotiations.


15.50 - 16.25 Anna Grandori, Bocconi University, Italy. The Strength of Weak Formalization.


16.25 - 16.55 Panel discussion and Q&A.


16.55 - 17.00 Wrap-up and emerging issues for the research agenda.


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Carolien Heintjes


Carolien Heintjes

Carolien Heintjes

  • Coordinator