This concluding chapter starts with a summary of the findings gathered in this work (section 6.1). Based on the results, the contributions for research and implications for practitioners are derived (6.2). The subsequent sections focus on validating the chosen research approach (6.3) as well as on the related limitations, which have been accepted in this research (6.4). While certain limitations always exist in research, some of them provide promising directions for future research, highlighted in section 6.5.


Transaction Cost Agency Cost Coalition Structure Process Volume Business Function 
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