Alliance management capabilities and internationalization performance of SMEs: the mediating role of innovation

Nadia Zahoor, Omar Al-Tabbaa, John Anchor

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Abstract

How to use the collaboration for innovation and internationalization benefits of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has become one of the most important topic in the strategy literature. However, the alliance management capabilities (AMC) as a key resource to enable the collaboration relationship have not been at the core of research in this area. Thus, we hypothesized that AMC enhance the strategic activity (radical and incremental co-innovation), which ultimately result in SMEs’ internationalization performance. Furthermore, we posited that alliance portfolio diversity moderates the link between AMC and strategic activity. We empirically test our model in the context of a sample of SMEs to the UK manufacturing industry. Our findings supported these hypotheses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategic Management Society Special Conference 2017
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2017
EventStrategic Management Society Special Conference 2017 - , Costa Rica
Duration: 14 Dec 201716 Dec 2017

Conference

ConferenceStrategic Management Society Special Conference 2017
CountryCosta Rica
Period14/12/1716/12/17

Keywords

  • inter-organizational collaboration
  • innovation
  • internationalization
  • alliance management capabilities
  • SMEs

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