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The influence of geographic distance and partner diversity on multi-partner alliance R&D project performance

Borchardt, A.K. (2018) The influence of geographic distance and partner diversity on multi-partner alliance R&D project performance.

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Abstract:The importance of understanding the effectiveness of public funded multipartner alliances has increased in the recent years. Especially in complex high-tech industries, such as the geo-information sector (Daniel & Davis, 2009; Raesfeld, Geurts & Jansen, 2012). The relationship between partner diversity and innovation performance in multipartner alliances has been highlighted by previous literature (Raesfeld, Geurts, Jansen, Boshuizen & Luttge, 2012; Schwartz, Pelgow, Fritsch & Günther 2012). This research defines partner variety by the organizational type and the degree to which members are connected within the R&D network. The suggested positive relationship is tested within the context of a public funded multipartner alliance in the geo-information sector. Additionally, the impact of geographic distance on multipartner alliance innovation performance is examined, which has not yet been tested in existing literature. The research is based on the database of the RGI (Ruimte voor Geo-Informatie). The results do not significantly support the hypothesized relationships but provide implications for multipartner alliances in order to determine the possible impact of geographical distance and partner variety.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75712
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