Antecedents for Interorganizational Information Sharing: A Proposal for Research


Information sharing is one of the main processes in the new organizational arrangements based on cooperation. However, for it to take place, the existence of sophisticated technologies is not enough. Other variables have been identified as antecedents for information sharing in interorganizational networks, such as information quality and information policy. This project of research intends to contribute to the understanding of the phenomenon, investigating interorganizational networks of cooperation composed of small and medium enterprises in Portugal. Data will be collected through semi-structured interviews in order to understand more deeply the context as well as through a survey with the companies’ managers. The study´s results are aimed to enable companies to develop appropriate incentives and mechanisms for information sharing.


Information, Information sharing, Interorganizational networks.