Publication
Title
Do firms learn to manage alliance portfolio diversity? The diversity-performance relationship and the moderating effects of experience and capability
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Abstract
Building on organizational learning theory, this study examines whether firms learn to manage alliance portfolio diversity. We argue that alliance portfolio diversity may be advantageous as well as disadvantageous for alliance portfolio performance. Subsequently, we theorize that the diversity-performance relationship is moderated by the firm's alliance experience and capability. Bridging the previously separated literature of diversity and learning, our findings show a curvilinear relationship between diversity and performance. More important, using survey data, we reveal some key processes through which firms learn to manage alliance portfolio diversity.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European management review. - Basingstoke, s.a.
Publication
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
ISSN
1740-4754
Volume/pages
9:3(2012), p. 139-152
ISI
000310000700003
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 06.12.2012
Last edited 03.11.2017
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