Alliance management and innovation under uncertainty

Bouncken, Ricarda B., Fredrich, Viktor, and Gudergan, Siegfried (2022) Alliance management and innovation under uncertainty. Journal of Management & Organization, 28 (3). pp. 540-563.

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Drawing on the configuration argument of strategic fit – i.e., an effective alignment of a firm's strategy with its environment, internal structures, and processes – and the resource-based view, this paper clarifies the impact of alliance strategy, alliance management resources, and alliance management capabilities on innovation performance in collaborative ventures. This study of 441 collaborative ventures in the electronics industry offers empirical support for the configuration argument. First, greater alliance strategy formalization influences innovation performance directly and indirectly. Alliance management capabilities – that reflect organizational routines to implement an alliance strategy – partially mediate this effect. Second, alliance management capabilities leverage alliance management resources in that the effect of the former on innovation performance is moderated by the latter. Furthermore, greater innovation strategy formalization affects innovation performance and moderates the direct effect of alliance strategy formalization on innovation performance; an effect that increases with technological uncertainty.

Item ID: 79375
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-3527
Keywords: Alliance management capabilities, innovation performance, PLS-SEM, strategic fit, technological uncertainty
Copyright Information: Copyright © Cambridge University Press and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 2022. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (, which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2023 03:59
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350799 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150399 Management and productivity not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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