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Shocks generate high uncertainty creating the need for firms to search for solutions to cope with the changed business landscape. One such response is the creation of new partnerships. Yet, do all shocks affect the interorganizational responses that follow equally? This article proposes that distinguishing between technological and non-technological shocks can be a useful lens to look at how interfirm collaboration changes in the face of a shock. Using the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as an illustrative example of non-technological shock, the authors describe how it affected collaboration in the air transport industry.

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Leonardo Corbo

Leonardo Corbo

Católica Porto Business School

Leonardo Corbo is Assistant Professor of Management at Católica Porto Business School and Research Fellow at the LUISS Creative Business Center of LUISS Guido Carli University. Previously, he has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at LUISS Guido Carli University...

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