Promoting an Inter-organizational Culture

  • Fabiano LarentisEmail author
  • Claudia Simone Antonello
  • Luiz Antonio Slongo


Organizations are symbolic entities. Ambiguity and complexity are reasons for cooperation to take place between organizations, which means that both inter-organizational relationships and organizational cultures are complex. In this regard, inter-organizational culture can coexist with other cultures, since it is a by-product of their interactions, which could enlarge the scope of those involved. This chapter has the purpose to help practitioners to understand the implications of an inter-organizational culture and to deal with it, as well as scholars to consider its complex nature. Specifically, we discuss the role of structure, resources and processes, the role of leadership and people involved in the relationships, the importance of trust, commitment and learning and the dark side of inter-organizational culture.


Inter-organizational culture implications Role of structure Resources and processes Role of leadership and people Importance of trust Commitment and learning Dark side of inter-organizational culture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabiano Larentis
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Claudia Simone Antonello
    • 3
  • Luiz Antonio Slongo
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Management Graduate ProgramUniversidade de Caxias do SulCaxias do SulBrazil
  3. 3.Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  4. 4.Universidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  5. 5.Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA
  6. 6.Management Graduate ProgramUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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