In complex and highly digitized environments, organizations face multiple challenges and often engage in several interorganizational relationships. For instance, competitors entering the markets through physical and digital channels; firms maintaining supplier and competitor relationships with a single firm (e.g. Apple and Samsung); and firms simultaneously collaborating with different types of institutions (e.g. governments, universities, firms). To further comprehend the effects of these factors, advanced methods that enable us to model interoganizational relationships are required. Data analytics approaches, such as complex network analysis, can be used to evaluate firms’ simultaneous relationships and their effects on performance or innovation.
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