The dynamics of relational quality in co-development alliances Online publication date: Tue, 30-Jul-2019
by Francis Bidault; Alessio Castello
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 81, No. 1/2, 2019
Abstract: Co-development alliances are a specific form of cooperative arrangements which firms engage in with the intention of creating new products, services or technologies through coordinated efforts and commitment with other organisations. These cooperative agreements have been increasing in numbers over the past few decades. In this article, we discuss the role of relational quality, a construct that has been recognised as affecting the survival and ultimate success of alliances. We argue that relational quality is especially critical in co-development alliances, and propose a model for analysing it, and its drivers, based on a set of retrospective and longitudinal case studies that we conducted. We formulate several research propositions that can be derived from the model presented.
Online publication date: Tue, 30-Jul-2019
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