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The Impact of organizational and alliance-based complexity on the development of alliance capacity

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Viewing alliances as vehicles for learning, this study examines how the development of, and limits to, alliance capacity affects the ability of firms to engage in subsequent alliances. Alliance capacity is defined as an ability to integrate and leverage knowledge from multiple alliances. As barriers to this process, organizational and alliance-based complexity was posited to limit the development of alliance capacity. Analysis of 229 biotechnology-pharmaceutical firm dyads followed over a 15-year time period shows that alliance capacity affects alliance formation. Complexity hinders the development of alliance capacity but biotechnology firms show greater vulnerability to alliance complexity while pharmaceutical firms are affected by their greater organizational complexity.

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http://flora.insead.edu/fichiersti_wp/inseadwp2001/2001-93.pdf

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