Establishing and Keeping Inter-Organisational Collaboration. Some Lessons Learned

  • Raúl Rodríguez
  • Pedro Gómez
  • Rubén Darío Franco
  • Angel Ortiz
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)


From a practical point of view, this work focuses on pointing out and providing solutions to some of the most common problems that challenge the establishment and keeping of collaborative inter-organisational practices. These problems are grouped into four main intangible factors: trust, equity, coherence and visibility. Due to the changing nature of these four factors, the concept of dynamic interactions is introduced and illustrated. Dynamic interactions among these four intangible factors make more difficult the monitoring and management of possible problems. Then, some solutions to these problems derived from experience are provided.


Negotiation Process Task Allocation Collaborative Process Collaborative Network Collaborative Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raúl Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Pedro Gómez
    • 1
  • Rubén Darío Franco
    • 1
  • Angel Ortiz
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre on Production Management and EngineeringPolytechnic University of ValenciaSpain

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