The Effect of Governance Modes and Relatedness of External Business Development Activities on Innovative Performance
Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 29, No. 8, pp. 895-907
Posted: 13 Apr 2007 Last revised: 27 Aug 2013
Date Written: February 1, 2008
This study examines how different governance modes for external business development activities and venture relatedness affect a firm's innovative performance. Building on studies which have suggested that interorganizational relationships enhance the innovative performance of firms, we propose that governance modes and venture relatedness interact in their effect on innovative performance. Analyzing a panel of the largest firms in four information and communication technology sectors, we find that degree of relatedness for corporate venture capital investments, alliances, joint ventures, and acquisitions influences their impact on innovative performance.
Keywords: Corporate venturing, business development, acquisition, alliance, corporate venture capital, innovation, patents
JEL Classification: M13
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