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Networking-bonding actions, quality of the ties, and channel member collaboration: evidence from UK-based small firms

Networking-bonding actions, quality of the ties, and channel member collaboration: evidence from UK-based small firms
Networking-bonding actions, quality of the ties, and channel member collaboration: evidence from UK-based small firms
We aim to deepen our understanding of the processes through which network-bonding actions affect channel member collaboration in the small firm context. We develop a framework to highlight the mediating roles of quality of ties and moderating role of control mechanisms in such processes. We test our framework using the quantitative method, by analysing survey from 385 UK-based small firms. We find that social interaction tends to affect operation synchronization via goal congruence, while affects intelligence generation via relational embeddedness. Furthermore, contractual governance has a negative moderating effect on the relationship between social interaction and goal congruence.
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Liu, Gordon
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Ko, Wai Wai
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Liu, Gordon
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Ko, Wai Wai
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Ngugi, Isaac
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Takeda, Sachiko
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Liu, Gordon, Ko, Wai Wai, Ngugi, Isaac and Takeda, Sachiko (2018) Networking-bonding actions, quality of the ties, and channel member collaboration: evidence from UK-based small firms. Journal of Small Business Management. (doi:10.1111/jsbm.12452).

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We aim to deepen our understanding of the processes through which network-bonding actions affect channel member collaboration in the small firm context. We develop a framework to highlight the mediating roles of quality of ties and moderating role of control mechanisms in such processes. We test our framework using the quantitative method, by analysing survey from 385 UK-based small firms. We find that social interaction tends to affect operation synchronization via goal congruence, while affects intelligence generation via relational embeddedness. Furthermore, contractual governance has a negative moderating effect on the relationship between social interaction and goal congruence.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 May 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 27 October 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 422992
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/422992
ISSN: 0447-2778
PURE UUID: d89c62e5-19fd-419e-8cb1-260804419aae
ORCID for Wai Wai Ko: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6637-6591

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Date deposited: 09 Aug 2018 16:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 06:27

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Author: Gordon Liu
Author: Wai Wai Ko ORCID iD
Author: Isaac Ngugi
Author: Sachiko Takeda

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