Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances

Edited by:
T. K. Das, City University of New York

A volume in the series: Research in Strategic Alliances. Editor(s): T. K. Das, City University of New York.

Published 2013

Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances is a volume in the book series Research in Strategic Alliances that will focus on providing a robust and comprehensive forum for new scholarship in the field of strategic alliances. In particular, the books in the series will cover new views of interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and models, significant practical problems of alliance organization and management, and emerging areas of inquiry. The series will also include comprehensive empirical studies of selected segments of business, economic, industrial, government, and non-profit activities with wide prevalence of strategic alliances. Through the ongoing release of focused topical titles, this book series will seek to disseminate theoretical insights and practical management information that will enable interested professionals to gain a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of the field of strategic alliances.

Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances contains contributions by leading scholars in the field of strategic alliance research. The 11 chapters in this volume cover a number of significant topics that speak to the critical issues in managing knowledge in strategic alliances. The chapter topics cover both the broader issues, such as managing uncertainty in alliances, collaborative know-how, novelty in interpartner knowledge, coopetition in knowledge integration, and dynamic knowledge capabilities, and the more focused problems of innovation and partner selection, partner responsiveness and knowledge in supply chain networks, the effect of knowledge flows on the decision to cooperate, and interpartner learning dynamics in an alliance constellation. The chapters include empirical as well as conceptual treatments of the selected topics, and collectively present a wide-ranging review of the noteworthy research perspectives on knowledge management in strategic alliances.

CONTENTS
Foreword to the Series, Michael A. Hitt. About the Series. 1 Managing Uncertainty in Alliances and Networks: From Governance to Practice, Jörg Sydow, Gordon Müller-Seitz, and Keith G. Provan. 2 Familiarity and Novelty in Interpartner Knowledge: Homophily Cycles in Joint Venture Networks, Sean Tsuhsiang Hsu and Ravi Madhavan. 3 Organizational Roles and Network Centrality in the U.S. Venture Capital Industry, Alex Makarevich. 4 Dynamic Knowledge Capabilities in Strategic Alliances, James S. Denford and Chris T. Street. 5 The Effect of Knowledge Flows on the Decision to Cooperate: Differences for Sector and Firm Size, Eva-María Mora-Valentín, Marta Ortiz-de-Urbina-Criado, and Ángeles Montoro-Sánchez. 6 Interpartner Learning Dynamics in an Alliance Constellation, Megan Woods and Rob Hecker. 7 Coopetition as a Superior Form of Knowledge Integration in Alliances, César Camisón, Montserrat Boronat-Navarro, and Ana Villar-López. 8 Innovation and New Partner Selection: Theory and Exploratory Evidence from the nformation and Communications Technology Sector in the Netherlands, Gjalt de Jong. 9 Goal Achievement in Supply Chain Networks: Partner Responsiveness and Knowledge, Taras Gagalyuk and Jon Henrich Hanf. 10 Managing Alliances with Key Clients and Knowledge Acquisition, Jie Wu. 11 Developing and Managing Collaborative Know-How in Firms and Strategic Alliances: A Multi-Level Model, Megan Woods and Bo Bernhard Nielsen.About the Contributors. Index.