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Managing technological transitions through R&D alliances

Riccaboni, Massimo and Moliterni, Rocco Managing technological transitions through R&D alliances. R&D Management, 39 (2). pp. 124-135. ISSN 0033-6807 (2009)

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Technological and market transitions are difficult to manage, and collaborations can be viewed as either resources or constraints in dynamic settings. In the biopharmaceutical industry, a paradigmatic shift in the relevant knowledge bases occurred in the mid-1990s, inducing a structural change in the network of R&D collaborations. Search and relational strategies oriented toward exploration versus exploitation have prevailed in different phases of the network evolution. Therefore, biotechnology firms have experienced overwhelming difficulties in reorienting their learning strategies throughout paradigmatic shifts and ambidextrous organizations have been able to attain superior performances in terms of stability and centralization in the R&D network.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-9310.2009.00545.x
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Depositing User: Ms T. Iannizzi
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 15:19
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2011 15:19
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/1042

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