Strategic fit and the role of contractual and procedural governance in alliances

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Strategic fit and the role of contractual and procedural governance in alliances

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dc.contributor.author Nielsen, Bo Bernhard en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:26Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03-10T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815225 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7479
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses specifically on interfirm strategic collaboration as a vehicle for knowledge management across firm boundaries. Drawing on the widely accepted exploitation/exploration dichotomy, this article contributes to research concerning alliance dynamics by combining elements related to alliance formation, negotiation and outcomes. By integrating the exploitation/exploration arguments into a set of knowledge-related strategic motives for alliance formation, the main arguments focus on the influence of governance mechanisms on the relationship between strategic fit and outcome in terms of knowledge. This paper integrates the emergent knowledge-based theories of alliance formation (and outcome) with existing theories related to governance and coordination in an attempt to explain how the knowledge outcome of collaborative relationships may be determined by the strategic fit of partner motives, influenced by the mix of contractual and procedural governance. A series of testable propositions are derived in order to answer the following question: Do combinations of contractual and procedural coordination, given specific strategic fit, explain performance differentials? en_US
dc.format.extent 37 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-09 en_US
dc.title Strategic fit and the role of contractual and procedural governance in alliances en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08mar04 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber 9788791815225 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A dynamic perspective en_US


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