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Predicting Modes of Governance for Innovation Alliances: A Multi-Theoretic Approach
Strategic Management Society Annual Conference (2015)
  • Mary Beth Rousseau, Georgia Southern University
Abstract

This research investigates the effect of distinct types of uncertainty on the mode of governance for innovation alliances. I suggest that real options theory predicts the mode of governance when technical and market uncertainty are more salient, and TCE is more applicable to partner uncertainty. At the same time, the uncertainty associated with financial performance has received limited attention in the alliance governance literature. I draw on behavioral theory to propose that both slack and attainment discrepancy moderate the governance decision in favor of more hierarchy, namely acquisitions.

Keywords
  • Uncertainty,
  • Modes of governance,
  • Innovation alliances,
  • Real options theory,
  • Financial performance,
  • Behavioral theory
Publication Date
October, 2015
Citation Information
Mary Beth Rousseau. "Predicting Modes of Governance for Innovation Alliances: A Multi-Theoretic Approach" Strategic Management Society Annual Conference (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mary_beth_rousseau/3/