The Dynamics of Relational Quality in Co-Development Alliances

44 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2012 Last revised: 8 Dec 2012

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Francis Bidault

European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)

Date Written: December 5, 2012

Abstract

Co-development alliances are formed to create new capabilities (technologies, products, services, processes, etc.) that partner organizations need in order to reach their goals. They involve the combination of competencies, and other intangible assets. These alliances typically face a high level of risks in terms of undesired leakages of confidential knowledge or failure to achieve the expected development. Relational quality, an important consideration in all alliances, is particularly key. Without it, partners might not be open enough to combine their knowledge effectively with the partners’. This article proposes a framework for defining, assessing, and monitoring relational quality in co-development alliances.

Keywords: alliances, creative collaboration, innovation management, technology management, new product management, co-development, joint innovation

Suggested Citation

Bidault, Francis, The Dynamics of Relational Quality in Co-Development Alliances (December 5, 2012). ESMT Working Paper No. 12-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2185340 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2185340

Francis Bidault (Contact Author)

European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) ( email )

10117 Berlin
Germany

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