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Characteristics of project-based alliances: evidence from the automotive industry


Townsend, Janell D; Balestra, Simone; Schulze, Anja (2017). Characteristics of project-based alliances: evidence from the automotive industry. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 17(1):8-25.

Abstract

As organisational governance has evolved from hierarchical structures to relational networks, project-based alliances are increasingly employed by automakers as part of their innovation strategy. In this study, we explore characteristics of different types of project-based alliances in the automotive industry. Employing dyadic data drawn from 59 new product development project-based alliances undertaken by two firms, we are able to discern the relevant characteristics of product, process, and software development projects. Our results suggest very different characteristics for each project type, with products and software presenting contrary results across almost all characteristics. Characteristics of process-focused projects are unique from either product and software alliance-based projects.

Abstract

As organisational governance has evolved from hierarchical structures to relational networks, project-based alliances are increasingly employed by automakers as part of their innovation strategy. In this study, we explore characteristics of different types of project-based alliances in the automotive industry. Employing dyadic data drawn from 59 new product development project-based alliances undertaken by two firms, we are able to discern the relevant characteristics of product, process, and software development projects. Our results suggest very different characteristics for each project type, with products and software presenting contrary results across almost all characteristics. Characteristics of process-focused projects are unique from either product and software alliance-based projects.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:01 Mar 2018 09:40
Last Modified:14 Mar 2018 18:05
Publisher:Inderscience Publishers
ISSN:1470-9511
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1504/IJATM.2017.082275
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:16064

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