Title: Driving innovation through strategic alliances: a framework

Authors: Meeta Dasgupta

Addresses: Management Development Institute, Sukhrali, Gurgaon, Haryana 122007, India

Abstract: With increasing competition and business uncertainties, firms have realised the importance of innovation to improve their competitive strength. Companies have also started realising that they need to make a shift from acquiring resources to enjoying the benefits of combining their own resources with the assets of others. While the importance of innovation to spur economic revival across the globe cannot be debated, how strategic alliances can aid the innovation journey of organisations is a question. The paper reviews and applies the proposed conceptual framework, highlighting the factors that influence innovation in strategic alliances, to cases of strategic alliances between companies.

Keywords: strategic alliances; innovation; knowledge flows; partner attributes; external environment; governance structure; nature of alliance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSBA.2018.094472

International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 2018 Vol.6 No.3, pp.130 - 147

Received: 14 Sep 2017
Accepted: 04 Apr 2018

Published online: 23 Aug 2018 *

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