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Technology acquisition by collaboration: A conceptual framework

Ortiz-Gallardo, VG and Probert, D and Phaal, R (2013) Technology acquisition by collaboration: A conceptual framework. In: Strategic Planning Decisions in the High Tech Industry. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 143-158.

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© 2013 Springer-Verlag London. All rights are reserved. Collaboration has become a recurrent practice in business to acquire technology; however, it can be a risky option when the factors that may affect the outcomes are unknown. A large number of papers have explored the impact of different factors on the performance of technology acquisitions and collaborations, but no framework has been proposed that integrates all the factors that influence the acquisition of technology by means of collaboration. This chapter aims to fill this gap in the existing literature. Through an analysis of the academic literature, a conceptual framework is presented that provides an overview of the key aspects that have influence on the performance of technology acquisitions by collaboration. The evidence suggests that five types of factors are relevant: contextual issues, technology uncertainty, strategic alignment, structural match and coordination capability.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:43
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2018 08:11