The Big Conversation: Inter-firm Relationships in Difficult Times

Host: University of Derby

Location: Online - Webinar

Date: Tuesday, 7th July 2020 at 1pm - 2.30pm

Cost: FREE


What is The Big Conversation?

This brand new webinar series will provide a forum for industry leaders, entrepreneurs, academics and researchers to discuss a topic that is of current interest to the local business community.

Each of these lively, interactive sessions will be led by a different panel of speakers and will allow you to learn from others whilst sharing your knowledge of the subject.

Discussion topic

In this session we will consider how the coronavirus pandemic is testing collaborative relationships between organisations (‘inter-firm’ relationships) at a new level. There are huge pressures to maintain ongoing inter-firm relationships such as alliances, joint ventures, networks and strategic partnerships. At the same time, there is also a need to adopt new collaborative models that have been brought about by the diffusion of digital technology around the world.

How does this impact my organisation?

As social, humanitarian, and political forces are becoming increasingly important within inter-firm relationships, organisations will need to consider how to build better business transferability. They will also need to find alternative collaborative models that are more responsive, flexible and even virtual.

Topics covered in the session will include:

  • Interfirm relationships over the course of the pandemic
  • The major impact on models of inter-firm collaboration
  • The future of inter-firm collaborations and opportunities

The webinar hopes to bring inspirational ideas on how to overcome collaborative business challenges and seize new opportunities.

For more information on speakers during the webinar, please follow the link below.

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