This paper employs the analytical framework of organization economics to comprehensively summarize and sort out the research of organization and governance of R & D alliances.It defines R & D alliances from the perspective of key dimensions of organizations,and elaborates the effects of technology,industry and enterprise characteristics on the establishment of R & D alliances.It argues that participants need to select matching formal or informal governance mechanisms for R & D alliances in advance by taking organization forms,the characteristics of partners and inherent attributes of R & D into account.From the perspective of the maximization of social welfare,as for both the formation and governance of R & D alliances,governments should use adequate policy instruments to raise the possibility of successful operation of R & D alliances and their R & D performance.Finally,this paper points out some directions in future research.
Organization and Governance of Research and Development Alliances: A Literature Review and Future Prospects
Foreign Economics & Management Vol. 38, Issue 06, pp. 63 - 81 (2016) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.fem.2016.06.005
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Huang Shaoqing, Cong Jiajia, Chao Hong. Organization and Governance of Research and Development Alliances: A Literature Review and Future Prospects[J]. Foreign Economics & Management, 2016, 38(6): 63–81.