Intergroup Collaboration: An Examination through the Lenses of Identity and IT Affordances

A growing body of research in management and social-psychology focuses on the study of collaboration and intergroup dynamics (e.g. Murase et al. 2014; Thomas, Martin and Riggio 2013). Among this research, an emerging stream has considered the concept of identity, which is described as the set of meanings that define who one is as a [...]

Understanding Interorganizational Collaboration: The Intergroup Relational Identity Perspective

Research suggests that productive interorganizational (or intergroup) collaboration is not self-evident, particularly when it involves significant changes in work processes. This paper uses the intergroup relational identity theory as a guide to explain how this collaboration unfolds. Using a qualitative, inductive approach, we conducted two field studies (one in Finland, the other in Quebec) to [...]