Strategic Alliances for Innovation and R&D

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 2014

Strategic Alliances for Innovation and R&D is a volume in the book series Research in Strategic Alliances that focuses on providing a robust and comprehensive forum for new scholarship in the field of strategic alliances. In particular, the books in the series cover new views of interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and models, significant practical problems of alliance organization and management, and emerging areas of inquiry. The series also includes 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 seeks to disseminate theoretical insights and practical management information that should enable interested professionals to gain a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of the field of strategic alliances.

Strategic Alliances for Innovation and R&D 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 encompass innovation and R&D through strategic alliances. The chapter topics cover both the broader issues, such as the governance of high-tech alliances, knowledge flows in innovation clusters, co-innovation, and incomplete contracting, and the more focused problems of inexperienced firms in R&D consortia, new product development, and managing alliance portfolio evolution in service innovation. 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 the role of strategic alliances in the pursuit of innovation and R&D.

CONTENTS
Foreword to the Series, Michael A. Hitt. About the Series. 1 The Governance of High-Tech Alliances: Trust, Contracts, Cultural Differences, and Interdependence, Gjalt de Jong, Nora Balogh, and Rosalinde Klein Woolthuis. 2 Knowledge Networks and Knowledge Flows in Regional Innovation Clusters: An Empirical Study of High Technology Clusters in China, Jie Xue and Paul Olk. 3 Strategic Alliances in New Product Development, Nina Veflen Olsen and Anne H. Gausdal. 4 Drivers and Discouragements of New Product Development Alliances: Interaction Intensity and Divergent Communications Styles, Ricarda B. Bouncken and Robin Pesch. 5 Incomplete Contracting in Strategic Alliances: The Quest for Innovation, Regien Sumo, Geert Duysters, Wendy van der Valk, and Arjan van Weele. 6 Antecedents and Management of Alliance Portfolio Evolution in the Context of Service Innovation: The Case of ABN AMRO Dialogues Incubator, Marc Bahlmann, Ard-Pieter de Man, Brian V. Tjemkes, Alexander S. Alexiev, Paul L. Iske, and Jaspar Roos. 7 To Cooperate or Not to Cooperate? The Dilemma Faced by Inexperienced Firms in R&D Consortia, Isabel Estrada, Natalia Martin-Cruz, and Victor M. Martin-Perez. 8 From Contingencies to Paradoxes: Exploring Tensions in Research on Alliance Portfolios and Innovation, Leonardo Corbo, Jing Sun, and Weilei (Stone) Shi. 9 Co-Innovation via Strategic Alliances: The Transaction Value Perspective, Jie Zhou, Peter Ping Li, and Jun Huang. 10 Strategic Alliances for Innovation in China: Institutional Alliance Capability?, Mark Greeven and Geerten van de Kaa. 11 The Distinct Impacts of Public-Private Alliances versus Private-Private Alliances on Product Innovation: An Empirical Assessment, Jie Wu and Nitin Pangarkar. About the Contributors. Index.