What makes for successful collaboration?
Aspects of the interpersonal relationship between owners were cited most frequently as making for good co-owning relationships. Aspects of the working relationship were also mentioned but appeared less important and few co-owners mentioned factors such as social class, educational background or age.
In their interpersonal relationships co-owners need to:
In their working relationship co-owners need to:
Our level of understanding is limited but it does appear that collaboratively owned or acquired firms are likely to be more successful and grow faster, and in certain important sectors, such as high tech, collaborative ventures may predominate.