Publication
Title
Strategic alliance networks and innovation : a deterministic and voluntaristic view combined
Author
Abstract
Over the past decades we have witnessed a tremendous growth in the number of strategic technology alliances and a growing importance of interfirm collaboration in the high-tech sectors. The literature on these topics has grown accordingly. In this respect, our paper serves two aims. One is to provide an overview of the consensus on key issues in this vast body of literature. Second is to identify some major gaps in this literature that may inform future research. In serving these aims, we first discuss the dominant structuralist perspective that stresses the role of embeddedness, but which also reflects a deterministic stance as if firms are subject to an exogenous structure. In contrast, we also explore a more voluntaristic view of how firms may possibly shape their network in view of achieving their strategic aims. This view also seems better able to capture change and network dynamics, an issue that has been largely ignored by the structuralist view.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Technology analysis and strategic management. - Boston, Mass.
Publication
Boston, Mass. : 2007
ISSN
0953-7325
Volume/pages
19:2(2007), p. 227-249
ISI
000245077200006
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 06.11.2013
Last edited 24.11.2017