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Title: Benefiits and Risks of Strategic Collaboration: The Differential Role of a Firm's Network Structure in the Creation of Core and Non-core Technologies
Gilsing, Victor
Beerkens, Bonnie
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Duysters, G. & Kaminishi, K. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation and Management, Vol I & II. p. 2422-2444.
Abstract: Most of the literature until now has emphasized and demonstrated the benefits of alliances for learning and innovation. Although it has been acknowledged that these competence-based benefits of collaboration may come at a price of elevated risks formed by knowledge spillovers and freeridership, Such a governance view remains understudied. This study offers a coherent framework that combines the two perspectives and explains how a firm's alliance network structure affects both benefits as risks of collaboration and to what degree that differs between the creation of core and non-core technology. Based on an empirical test in three different industries (pharmaceuticals, chemicals and automotive), we predict and find that the differential effect of a firm's network structure on the creation of core and non-core technology depends on whether firms especially value the potential for reducing relational place more emphasis on competence risks of collaboration (in case of core technology) or, alternatively. based benefits formed by improved access to external knowledge and capabilities (in case of non-core technology). In this way, our study demonstrates that it is the combination of a competence and governance perspective that yields a more complete understanding of interfirm collaboration.
Notes: [Vanhaverbeke, Wim] Hasselt Univ Belgium, Dept Business Studies, Hasselt, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9292
ISI #: 000263151801105
ISBN: 978-7-5629-2865-2
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2010
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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