Alliance Type, Alliance Experience and Alliance Management Capability in High-Technology Ventures
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Strategic alliances; New product development; Alliance management capability; Dynamic capabilities; Biotechnology industry
We investigate a high-technology venture's alliance management capability. Thus, we develop a model that links differential demands of alliance type and the benefits of alliance experience to an observable outcome from a firm's alliance management capability. We test our model on a sample of 2226 R&D alliances entered into by 325 global biotechnology firms. We find that alliance type and alliance experience moderate the relationship between a high-technology venture's R&D alliances and its new product development. These results provide empirical evidence for the existence of an alliance management capability and its heterogeneous distribution across firms.
Journal of Business Venturing