Inter-firm alliances networks in nanotechnology: The roles of network position and technological uncertainty

Chun Hsien Wang, chihcheng Lo, Huei Mei Liang, Pei Yu Chien, Hung Ming Chen, Shu Yueh Lo

研究成果: Conference contribution

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摘要

The emerging nanotechnology has attracted much attention with respect to its potential economic growth. Interdisciplinary collaboration is a key mechanism for accessing different domains technology and knowledge for developing nanotechnology commercialization opportunities. The need for effective inter-firm collaboration is of particular importance in emerging nanotechnology domains. Thus, the present study explores interfirm alliance networking behavior in nanotechnology firms to determine fully what types of factors drive interfirm nanotechnology alliance activities. In this study we proposed theoretical frameworks attempt to fill the gap in knowledge regarding emerging nanotechnology alliance behavior and to explore the alliance decisions driving inter-firm alliances that are grounded in deeper nanotechnology of interfirm alliances. The primary focus of nanotechnology alliance for nanotechnology-based firms confirms that interfirm alliances in nanotechnology are influenced directly by inter-firm R&D ties and by joint interactions among inter-firm R&D ties, network positions, and technological uncertainty. Specifically, we propose that a nanotechnology-based firm is highly likely to engage in alliances regarding decision-making activity. Using an original dataset of nanotechnology-based firms in the emerging nanotechnology alliance activity, we found that the joint effect of a position of high network centrality and a high level of technological uncertainty weaken inter-firm nanotechnology alliances.

原文English
主出版物標題2013 Proceedings of PICMET 2013
主出版物子標題Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services
頁面259-269
頁數11
出版狀態Published - 2013 十二月 26
事件2013 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
持續時間: 2013 七月 282013 八月 1

出版系列

名字2013 Proceedings of PICMET 2013: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services

Other

Other2013 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2013
國家United States
城市San Jose, CA
期間13-07-2813-08-01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Wang, C. H., Lo, C., Liang, H. M., Chien, P. Y., Chen, H. M., & Lo, S. Y. (2013). Inter-firm alliances networks in nanotechnology: The roles of network position and technological uncertainty. 於 2013 Proceedings of PICMET 2013: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services (頁 259-269). [6641695] (2013 Proceedings of PICMET 2013: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services).