Alliance Portfolio Diversity: The moderating role of R&D human capital

Zouaghi, Ferdaous and Garcia Martinez, Marian and Sanchez, Mercedes (2015) Alliance Portfolio Diversity: The moderating role of R&D human capital. In: XXVI ISPIM Conference: Budapest, Hungary (2015) - Shaping the Frontiers of Innovation Management. ISBN 978-952-265-779-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Research has demonstrated the value of external linkages to augment in-house R&D; however very little is known about ‘how’ managers can operationally leverage the potential benefits of open collaborative modes of innovation to create an innovative edge. Responding to calls for research on how to manage business ecosystems, this paper examines the value of diversity in cooperation networks on innovation performance. Additionally, the moderating effect of R&D human capital on the alliance portfolio diversity-innovation performance relationship is explored. Results support the curvilinear relationship reported in studies; however, the effect of alliance diversity is more accentuated in high-tech industries, particularly in the case of radical innovation given the technological complexity, market uncertainty and divergent set of skills required to innovate in high-tech sectors. Further, we find evidence that the value of alliance diversity on innovation performance is contingent upon firms’ R&D human capital. These findings strongly suggest the need to adopt an alliance portfolio approach within the context of innovation strategies.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Uncontrolled keywords: alliance portfolio diversity; product innovation; R&D human capital; open innovation; alliance management capabilities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Marian Garcia
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 14:10 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 09:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53900 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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