On the performance of technology-sourcing partnerships: The interaction between partner interdependence and technology attributes

H. Kevin Steensma, Kevin G. Corley

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Abstract

This study examines the outcomes of technology-sourcing partnerships from the sourcing firms' point of view. Using a knowledge-based perspective, we develop a contingency model suggesting how the imitability, uniqueness, and uncertainty associated with a technology interact with partner interdependence to influence sourcing outcomes. Ninety-five sourcing arrangements spanning licensing, joint development, and acquisitions were examined close to the time of conception and three to four years afterward. Overall, the results support a contingency framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1045-1067
Number of pages23
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume43
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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