Title: The impact of governance mechanisms on interfirm learning and relationship performance

Authors: Wann-Yih Wu, Ya-Jung Wu, Yi-Ju Lo

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City, Taiwan. ' Department of Finance, Kao Yuan University, No.1821, Chung Shan Rd., Lu Chu Hsiang, Kaohsiung County 821,Taiwan. ' Department of International Business, National Taiwan University No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan

Abstract: This study selected 600 high tech industrial firms in Taiwan for our sample. Through a series of questionnaire surveys, the empirical results concluded that (1) the implementation of strategic alliance should follow the hybrid governance model, which suggested that both contractual governance and procedural governance are influencing the effectiveness of learning between alliance partners, and (2) both governance mechanisms and learning effectiveness are significant factors influencing relationship performance of the firm|s strategic alliance.

Keywords: governance mechanisms; interfirm learning; relationship performance; strategic alliances; learning effectiveness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2006.010519

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2006 Vol.3 No.6, pp.673 - 691

Published online: 27 Jul 2006 *

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