Affects of alliance entrepreneurship on common vision, alliance capability and alliance performance

Saba Khalid, Jorma Larimo

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Abstract

The underlying theoretical argument of our study concerns that value from alliance knowledge may be created not only through exploitation and augmentation of the existing organizational knowledge base, but more through entrepreneurial actions in accessing and integrating key strategic resources that exist in the alliance relationship. In this view, our study investigates the role of alliance entrepreneurship with its effects on common vision, alliance capability and alliance performance in penetrating into the foreign markets. This study develops and empirically tests a model that specifically focuses on (1) to what extent alliance entrepreneurship relates to developing a common vision between alliance and organizational knowledge, (2) to what extent alliance entrepreneurship relates to the alliance capability and alliance performance respectively, and (3) to what extent barriers to alliance knowledge acquisition and learning orientation moderate the relationship between alliance entrepreneurship and alliance capability. Based on a sample of 100 ICT firms, findings of our study reveal a positive and significant affect of alliance entrepreneurship on common vision, alliance capability and alliance performance. However, more significant support is received for the relation between alliance entrepreneurship and alliance capability through moderating interaction effects of barriers to alliance knowledge acquisition and firm level learning orientation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-905
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Business Review
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alliance capability
  • Alliance entrepreneurship
  • Alliance performance
  • Barriers to alliance knowledge acquisition
  • Common vision
  • Learning orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

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