This paper investigates how the scope of technological search performed by allied firms complements the effect of two major partner selection criteria on the innovative performance of strategic alliances. Based on the empirical analysis of 1,912 R&D alliances in the EEE industry, we show that the selection of both: (1) distant partners, and (2) partners belonging to the same industrial group as the selecting firm, exert a negative impact on innovation. However, the impact of the two selection criteria on the alliance innovative performance is positive when the alliance is aimed at searching widely. We argue that the wider search scope the more knowledge diversity between partners and the existence of strong control mechanisms within the relationship enhance innovation in R&D alliances.

Capaldo, A., Messeni Petruzzelli, A., Rotolo, D., The complementary effect of partner selection and alliance scope on the innovative performance of R&D alliances, Selected paper, in 29th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference, (Washington D.C., 11-14 October 2009), Strategic Management Society, Washington 2009: 1-21 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/36422]

The complementary effect of partner selection and alliance scope on the innovative performance of R&D alliances

Capaldo, Antonio;Messeni Petruzzelli, Antonio;
2009

Abstract

This paper investigates how the scope of technological search performed by allied firms complements the effect of two major partner selection criteria on the innovative performance of strategic alliances. Based on the empirical analysis of 1,912 R&D alliances in the EEE industry, we show that the selection of both: (1) distant partners, and (2) partners belonging to the same industrial group as the selecting firm, exert a negative impact on innovation. However, the impact of the two selection criteria on the alliance innovative performance is positive when the alliance is aimed at searching widely. We argue that the wider search scope the more knowledge diversity between partners and the existence of strong control mechanisms within the relationship enhance innovation in R&D alliances.
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29th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference
2009 Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference
Washington D.C.
Selected paper
11-ott-2009
14-ott-2009
Capaldo, A., Messeni Petruzzelli, A., Rotolo, D., The complementary effect of partner selection and alliance scope on the innovative performance of R&D alliances, Selected paper, in 29th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference, (Washington D.C., 11-14 October 2009), Strategic Management Society, Washington 2009: 1-21 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/36422]
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