Alliance management and innovation under uncertainty

Ricarda B. Bouncken, Viktor Fredrich, Siegfried Gudergan

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung


Drawing on the configuration argument of strategic fit – i.e., an effective alignment of a firm’s strategy with its environment, internal structures, and processes – and the resource-based view, this paper clarifies the impact of alliance strategy, alliance management resources, and alliance management capabilities on innovation performance in collaborative ventures. This study of 441 collaborative ventures in the electronics industry offers empirical support for the configuration argument. First, greater alliance strategy formalization influences innovation performance directly and indirectly. Alliance management capabilities – that reflect organizational routines to implement an alliance strategy – partially mediate this effect. Second, alliance management capabilities leverage alliance management resources in that the effect of the former on innovation performance is moderated by the latter. Furthermore, greater innovation strategy formalization affects innovation performance and moderates the direct effect of alliance strategy formalization on innovation performance; an effect that increases with technological uncertainty.
Seiten (von - bis)540-563
FachzeitschriftJournal of Management and Organization
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Mai 2022
Extern publiziertJa