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Promotionsordnung



Kumulative Dissertation



Titel


Collaboration within and between firms: Network structures, decision processes, and their impact on alliance performance

Titel (englisch)



Autor/Autorin


Walter, Jorge

2. Autor/Autorin



Geburtsdatum


01.08.1975

Geburtsort


München, Deutschland

Matrikelnummer



Schlagwörter (GND)


Europa; Unternehmenskooperation; Entscheidungsprozess; Netzwerkmanagement; Strategische Allianz

DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification)


Wirtschaft - 330

Freie Stichwörter (deutsch)


Netzwerk / Unternehmen; Corporate Network; Soziales Netzwerk; Netzwerkanalyse <Soziologie>; Allianznetzwerk; Firmennetzwerk; organisationales Lernen; Strategieprozesse; strategische Entscheidungsprozesse; Allianzerfolg; Multilevel Model

Freie Stichwörter (englisch)


Strategic alliances; alliance networks; intrafirm networks; organizational learning; strategy process; strategic decision making; alliance performance; multilevel model

Kurzfassung



Kurzfassung (englisch)


The management of strategic alliances is a significant challenge for organizations and at the same time an under-investigated phenomenon in research. Understanding how alliances are successfully managed over time, however, requires a systematic study of the dynamic aspects of such collaborative agreements, i.e., alliance process research. To fill this gap, I empirically examine the strategic decision-making processes both within and between European high-technology firms with respect to their strategic alliances as a subgroup of alliance management. I relate these processes to the performance of a firm’s strategic collaborations. My empirical findings from 103 European high-tech firms engaged in strategic alliances confirm the necessity for a simultaneous consideration of strategy processes within and between firms. In particular, I found several significant and inverse interactions between the inter- and intrafirm decision-making characteristics rationality, speed, flexibility, politicality, and conflict, which suggest that at these two levels, certain decision-making processes have to be structured in a different and complementary way to facilitate organizational learning. My results thus confirm that only a combination of adequately structured inter- and intrafirm decision-making processes enables an organization to reap the full benefits of its strategic alliances. On the basis of these findings, I can provide alliance managers with normative guidelines for structuring their alliance-related decision processes both within their firm and with their alliance partner(s), and thus enable them to make full use of the potential of their cooperative agreements.

Universität


Universität St.Gallen

Referent/Referentin


Müller-Stewens, Günter (Prof. Dr.)

Korreferent/Korreferentin


von Krogh, Georg (Prof. Dr.)

Erweitertes Diss. Komitee



Fachgebiet


Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Sprache


ENG

Promotionstermin (dd.mm.yyyy)


04.04.2005

Erstellungsjahr (yyyy)


2005

Dokumentart


Dissertation

Format


PDF

Dissertationsnummer


3041

Quelle



PDF-File


dis3041.pdf

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