Strategic Alliances for Invation and R&D is a volume in the book series Research in Strategic Alliances that focuses on providing a robust and comprehensive forum for new scholarship in the field of strategic alliances. In particular the books in the series cover new views of interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and models significant practical problems of alliance organization and management and emerging areas of inquiry. The series also includes comprehensive empirical studies of selected segments of business ecomic industrial government and n-profit activities with wide prevalence of strategic alliances. Through the ongoing release of focused topical titles this book series seeks to disseminate theoretical insights and practical management information that should enable interested professionals to gain a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of the field of strategic alliances.
Strategic Alliances for Invation and R&D contains contributions by leading scholars in the field of strategic alliance research. The 11 chapters in this volume cover a number of significant topics that encompass invation and R&D through strategic alliances. The chapter topics cover both the broader issues such as the governance of high-tech alliances kwledge flows in invation clusters co-invation and incomplete contracting and the more focused problems of inexperienced firms in R&D consortia new product development and managing alliance portfolio evolution in service invation. The chapters include empirical as well as conceptual treatments of the selected topics and collectively present a wide-ranging review of the teworthy research perspectives on the role of strategic alliances in the pursuit of invation and R&D.