Partner Type Diversity in Alliance Portfolios : Multiple Dimensions, Boundary Conditions and Firm Innovation Performance. / Hagedoorn, John; Lokshin, Boris; Zobel, Ann-Kristin .

In: Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 55, No. 5, 07.2018, p. 809-836.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Published

Standard

Partner Type Diversity in Alliance Portfolios : Multiple Dimensions, Boundary Conditions and Firm Innovation Performance. / Hagedoorn, John; Lokshin, Boris; Zobel, Ann-Kristin .

In: Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 55, No. 5, 07.2018, p. 809-836.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Hagedoorn, John ; Lokshin, Boris ; Zobel, Ann-Kristin . / Partner Type Diversity in Alliance Portfolios : Multiple Dimensions, Boundary Conditions and Firm Innovation Performance. In: Journal of Management Studies. 2018 ; Vol. 55, No. 5. pp. 809-836.

BibTeX

@article{abbf982609294f9dbf5d08124d72dd1b,
title = "Partner Type Diversity in Alliance Portfolios: Multiple Dimensions, Boundary Conditions and Firm Innovation Performance",
abstract = "Our research extends the current knowledge based view on the configuration of alliance portfolios and their deployment in different external knowledge environments. We study these alliance portfolios in a longitudinal sample (1996-2010) for over three thousand firms that operate in a large number of industries in the Netherlands. Our findings indicate that partner type variety and partner type relevance, as different dimensions of partner diversity in alliance portfolios, both have an inverted U-shaped association with firm innovation performance. However, alliance portfolios characterized by both high partner type variety and high relevance cause inferior innovation performance. Different external knowledge environments, characterized by different levels of industry modularity and scope of knowledge distribution, moderate the inverted U-shaped associations of partner type variety and relevance in alliance portfolios with firm innovation performance in opposing directions. While for partner type variety, a high level is found to be optimal in environments with greater modularity or broader scope of knowledge distribution, for partner type relevance it turns out that a low level is optimal under more modular industry conditions.",
keywords = "alliance portfolios, portfolio diversity, knowledge-based view, innovation performance, industry contingencies",
author = "John Hagedoorn and Boris Lokshin and Ann-Kristin Zobel",
year = "2018",
month = jul
doi = "10.1111/joms.12326",
language = "English",
volume = "55",
pages = "809--836",
journal = "Journal of Management Studies",
issn = "0022-2380",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "5",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Partner Type Diversity in Alliance Portfolios

T2 - Multiple Dimensions, Boundary Conditions and Firm Innovation Performance

AU - Hagedoorn, John

AU - Lokshin, Boris

AU - Zobel, Ann-Kristin

PY - 2018/7

Y1 - 2018/7

N2 - Our research extends the current knowledge based view on the configuration of alliance portfolios and their deployment in different external knowledge environments. We study these alliance portfolios in a longitudinal sample (1996-2010) for over three thousand firms that operate in a large number of industries in the Netherlands. Our findings indicate that partner type variety and partner type relevance, as different dimensions of partner diversity in alliance portfolios, both have an inverted U-shaped association with firm innovation performance. However, alliance portfolios characterized by both high partner type variety and high relevance cause inferior innovation performance. Different external knowledge environments, characterized by different levels of industry modularity and scope of knowledge distribution, moderate the inverted U-shaped associations of partner type variety and relevance in alliance portfolios with firm innovation performance in opposing directions. While for partner type variety, a high level is found to be optimal in environments with greater modularity or broader scope of knowledge distribution, for partner type relevance it turns out that a low level is optimal under more modular industry conditions.

AB - Our research extends the current knowledge based view on the configuration of alliance portfolios and their deployment in different external knowledge environments. We study these alliance portfolios in a longitudinal sample (1996-2010) for over three thousand firms that operate in a large number of industries in the Netherlands. Our findings indicate that partner type variety and partner type relevance, as different dimensions of partner diversity in alliance portfolios, both have an inverted U-shaped association with firm innovation performance. However, alliance portfolios characterized by both high partner type variety and high relevance cause inferior innovation performance. Different external knowledge environments, characterized by different levels of industry modularity and scope of knowledge distribution, moderate the inverted U-shaped associations of partner type variety and relevance in alliance portfolios with firm innovation performance in opposing directions. While for partner type variety, a high level is found to be optimal in environments with greater modularity or broader scope of knowledge distribution, for partner type relevance it turns out that a low level is optimal under more modular industry conditions.

KW - alliance portfolios, portfolio diversity, knowledge-based view, innovation performance, industry contingencies

U2 - 10.1111/joms.12326

DO - 10.1111/joms.12326

M3 - Article

VL - 55

SP - 809

EP - 836

JO - Journal of Management Studies

JF - Journal of Management Studies

SN - 0022-2380

IS - 5

ER -