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Title: External technology sourcing: The effect of uncertainty on governance mode choice
Authors: De Vrande, Vareska Van
VANHAVERBEKE, Wim
DUYSTERS, Geert
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: ZHEJIANG UNIV PRESS
Citation: Chen, J & Xu, QR & Wu, XB (Ed.) ISMOT'07: PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY, VOLS 1 AND 2 - MANAGING TOTAL INNOVATION AND OPEN INNOVATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY. p. 1070-1074.
Abstract: This study examines the effect of external and relational uncertainly on the governance choice for inter-firm technology sourcing. Based on transaction cost economics (TCE) and real options theory (RO), we develop a number of hypotheses about the impact Of environmental turbulence, technological newness, technological distance and prior cooperation on the choice between different governance modes. Data about deals in the pharmaceutical industry do not provide evidence for a continuum from less to more integrated sourcing modes. However, we find that the ranking depends on the type of uncertainty indicating that firms tackle different types of uncertainty with different governance modes.
Notes: Eindhoven Univ Technol, Eindhoven, NL-5600 MB Netherlands.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/8475
ISI #: 000248091800230
ISBN: 978-7-89490-375-4
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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