Title: An empirical examination of alliances in the Australian technology industry

Authors: Vanessa Ratten

Addresses: A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Abstract: This paper attempts to reduce the research gap in the alliance learning literature by reporting the results of a study based on a conceptual model on the Australian ICT industry, which is tested through Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The conceptual model includes six constructs (alliance performance, learning orientation, market orientation, relational norms, trust and knowledge intensity). Suggestions for practitioners involved in alliances and directions for future research are espoused.

Keywords: alliances; alliance learning; ICT industry; Australia; structural equation modelling; SEM; alliance performance; learning orientation; market orientation; relational norms; trust; knowledge intensity; information technology; communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2009.023501

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2009 Vol.3 No.3, pp.300 - 324

Available online: 25 Feb 2009 *

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