This week’s key word is interorganizational relationships (such as Joint Ventures, trade associations, suppliers and customers, etc.).
DEFINITION: a brief definition of the key term – (the definition should come from the article)
SUMMARY: Summarize the article in your own words- this should be in the 150-200-word range. Be sure to note the article’s author, note their credentials and why we should put any weight behind his/her opinions, research, or findings regarding the key term.
DISCUSSION: Using 300-350 words, analyze the article as it relates to the selected key term. This is the most important part of the assignment. Analyzing articles is an opportunity to delve into organizations to determine best practices. As pertains to Organizational Theory, it is an opportunity to discover whether organizations engage in these types of business practices. Organizations in and of themselves are just things. However, when you add people to them, they then become what are known as living and learning organizations – aka knowledge organizations.
REFERENCE: The source for the analysis must be listed at the bottom of the submission – APA format required. Use only peerreviewed journal articles for these assignments. Refrain from using blogs, .com’s, or other unreliable internet sources.