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Strategic motives that firms engage in cooperative R&D : a new explanation from four theoretical perspectives

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Y Bai, G O'Brien
Previous research has identified many benefits from strategic alliances. This article provides a new explanation for the motives that lead firms to undertake cooperative research and development (R&D), arising from four relevant theories: Transaction Cost Theory, Risk Theory, Learning Organization Theory, and Strategic Management Theory. Accordingly, four types of motives are for the first time categorized: cost sharing related motives, risk sharing related motives, skill sharing related motives, and market power related motives. An analysis of 199 useful questionnaire responses from participants working in the Chinese Aluminum Industry indicates that our method for grouping the strategic motives in terms of the four theories is valid and reliable.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

18

Number of Pages

18

Start Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Graduate School of Management; International conference;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference

Exports

CQUniversity

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