The information value of R&D alliances: The preference for local or distant ties

J. Hagedoorn*, W.A. Letterie, F.C. Palm

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Using a bayesian learning model, the authors provide a formal understanding of the strategic implications of a firm’s r&d alliance activity through its local or distant ties. A major advantage of the model is that it facilitates an explicit analysis of the factors that determine a firm’s potential to learn from its r&d alliances. The article’s theoretical approach shows how technological uncertainty, information redundancy and heterogeneity of information accuracy jointly affect the formation of inter-firm alliance ties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-309
Number of pages26
JournalStrategic Organization
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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