Duels Or Duets? Characterizing Interaction Between Companies
Two metaphors - duel and duet - is used to identify the possible variation in interaction between organizations. Each of the metaphors describes a special type of interaction and if applied to organizations give interesting effects on both the single organization as well as for the organizations as a collective. In the paper interaction according to each metaphor is described, consequences for how the organizations are seen as actors and what kind of assumptions that given the interaction must be made regarding activities performed and resources involved. In the final part structures including both duels and duets are discussed.