Knowledge integration in inter-firm R&D relationships: How do firms balance problems of coordination with problems of cooperation?
2011 (English)In: Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-based Firms / [ed] Berggren, C., Bergek, A., M. Bengtsson, Hobday, L. & J. Söderlund, Oxford University Press, 2011, 148-169 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Prior research has typically focused on either of two problems that may face firms in R&D collaboration; problems of coordination that derive from knowledge contingencies or problems of cooperation that stem from relationship factors. Rather than treating these problems in isolation, the findings of the present study suggest that in order to understand knowledge integration in R&D collaboration both types of problems should be treated simultaneously. We suggest that the interplay between these two sets of problems may explain both the extent of knowledge integration in partnerships, and how the partnering firms set out to accomplish knowledge integration. The findings are important as R&D collaborations are frequently concerned with how to share and integrate knowledge without becoming subject to potential expropriation by partners.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2011. 148-169 p.
Research subject Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270740ISBN: 9780199693924OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-270740DiVA: diva2:890444