Title: Connection points between dimensions of relational capability: differences among profit and non-profit technologies

Authors: Fernanda Salvador Alves; Andréa Paula Segatto; Eduardo De-Carli

Addresses: Departamento de Administração Geral e Aplicada, DAGA Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR Av. Prefeito Lothario Meissner, Jardim Botânico, 80210-170 Curitiba, Brazil ' Departamento de Administração Geral e Aplicada, DAGA Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR Av. Prefeito Lothario Meissner, Jardim Botânico, 80210-170 Curitiba, Brazil ' Departamento de Administração Geral e Aplicada, DAGA Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR Av. Prefeito Lothario Meissner, Jardim Botânico, 80210-170 Curitiba, Brazil

Abstract: Relational capabilities (RCs) allow partnerships to acquire skills, exchange information and manage conflict. The research compared the connection points of RCs' dimensions and components between cooperation for the development of profit and non-profit technology. The components of coordination, knowledge, and coadaptation dimensions are seen as source features that triggered other RC dimensions. RC was more developed in business entities than in social organisations because those had more connection points. The research highlighted information on a not well-studied topic, including the comparison between business entities and social organisations. Nevertheless, further research could analyse the presence of technological dimension at the same level of analysis.

Keywords: inter-organisations cooperation; technology development; non-profit technology; relational capabilities; RCs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2019.101654

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2019 Vol.19 No.4, pp.509 - 531

Received: 08 May 2017
Accepted: 16 Mar 2018

Published online: 14 Aug 2019 *

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