Title: Does learning deliberately lead to alliance success? The mediating role of institutionalisation process

Authors: Badri Munir Sukoco

Addresses: Department of Management, Airlangga University, Surabaya, 60286, Indonesia

Abstract: Previous studies have discussed that deliberate learning has a prominent role on alliance performance. However, this study argues that learning needs to be transformed into interorganisational routines through institutionalisation process before having effect on alliance performance. This study also posits that repeated partnerships moderate the effects of institutionalisation on alliance performance. The survey data of firms listed publicly in Taiwan are used to validate the proposed hypothesis. The findings indicate that institutionalisation process mediate the effect of deliberate learning on alliance performance. Moreover, the results indicate that repeated partnerships strengthen the effect of institutionalisation process.

Keywords: deliberate learning; institutionalisation process; value creation; alliance success; strategic alliances; alliance performance; Taiwan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSBA.2015.072032

International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 2015 Vol.4 No.2/3, pp.152 - 166

Received: 13 Oct 2014
Accepted: 07 Jul 2015

Published online: 29 Sep 2015 *

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