Research on Strategic Alliances in Biotechnology: An Assessment and Review
HANDBOOK OF BIOENTREPRENEURSHIP, H. Patzelt and T. Brenner, eds., pp. 105-131, Springer, New York, 2008
29 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2009
Date Written: March 31, 2008
In a review of the large body of research on interorganizational ties in biotechnology, we dissect the complexities of forming and managing networks of interorganizational ties with respect to a firm's needs and aspirations, its choice of partners, and its choice of partnership governance forms. We review and evaluate the body of evidence demonstrating that a firm's ability to access knowledge and other resources, as well as to gain legitimacy, rests on its ability to manage its position in the network of interorganizational ties.
Keywords: strategic alliances, partnerships, biotechnology, enterpreneurship, review
JEL Classification: M10, M13
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