Title: The collaborative interdependence in the local production arrangement of gems and jewels in South of Brazil

Authors: Luiz Fernando Fritz Filho; Anelise Rebelato Mozzato; Karen Beltrame Becker Fritz

Addresses: University Passo Fundo (UPF), Av. Major João Schell, 988, Passo Fundo – Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil ' University Passo Fundo (UPF), Av. Adolfo Loureiro, 190/401, Lagoa do Potreiro – Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil ' University Passo Fundo (UPF), Av. Major João Schell, 988, Passo Fundo – Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Abstract: This research aims to understand the inter-organisational relations (RIOs) in the local productive arrangement (LPA) of gems and jewels of the South of Brazil, analysing to what extent the prevalence of characteristics of collaborative interdependence occurs. The paper addresses questions about developing LPAs, followed by the centralised discussion on the importance of the presence of collaborative interdependence between the different actors in RIOs. This exploratory research is characterised as a qualitative case study. The data collection was done through interviews, non-participant observation, and documentary analysis. Content analysis was adopted as a data analysis technique. The results indicate the occurrence of collaborative interdependence between the different actors that maintain RIOs. Collaboration on actions related to shared goals, use of common resources and complementarity of tasks is confirmed. However, it is also evidenced that the collaborative interdependence can be more effective, covering the LPA.

Keywords: local productive arrangements; LPAs; collaborative interdependence; inter-organisational relations; gems and jewels; network; spatial agglomeration; collaborative relations; developing country; interdependence; South of Brazil.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSBA.2019.102618

International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 2019 Vol.6 No.4, pp.233 - 250

Available online: 25 Sep 2019 *

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