This paper revisits the conceptual understanding of inter-organizational product development by exploring its constituent processes which are product and inter-organizational integration. Based on modularity and information processing theory, this paper develops a conceptual model that enhances the understanding of inter-organizational product development by incorporating the notion of the interplay between product and inter-organizational integration. The conceptual model contributes to the understanding of inter-organizational product development by providing a process explanation that enfolds over time by overcoming the limitations of the mirroring hypothesis that investigates the relationship between product and organization design for stable product architectures. We also contribute to the literature on inter-organizational governance modes by distinguishing between required and actual governance modes, an determining the underlying dimensions of both.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management|
|Place of Publication||Boston, USA|
|Publisher||Academy of Management|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2019|