Absorptive Capacity, Alliance Portfolios and Innovation Performance: an Analytical Model Based on Bibliographic Research

Authors

  • Teresia Diana Lewe van Aduard de Macedo-Soares Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro/Business School - PUC-Rio/IAG
  • Tania da Silva Barboza Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro/Business School - PUC-Rio/IAG
  • Fábio de Oliveira Paula Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro/Business School - PUC-Rio/IAG

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242016000300003

Keywords:

innovation, strategic alliance portfolios, absorptive capacity, emerging countries, bibliographic coupling, bibliographic research

Abstract

The objective of this article is to present a model for analysing the role of absorptive capacity in the relationship between strategic alliance portfolios and innovation performance based on the results of bibliographic research on the subject published between 2000 and 2015. The research was carried out in three stages, involving both quantitative - bibliometric and bibliographic coupling - and qualitative content analyses.  AP management capabilities were found to have a fundamental moderating role in the AP–IP relationship, and amongst these capabilities AC was highlighted by several authors. However, its role was found to vary according to AP characteristics, notably AP diversity – functional, geographic and institutional, but also centrality, size, stability and volume of resources, alliance and partner types as well as country type: emerging versus developed economies. This research formed the basis for the development of the model and the formulation of some propositions that focused on emerging countries.

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Author Biographies

Teresia Diana Lewe van Aduard de Macedo-Soares, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro/Business School - PUC-Rio/IAG

T. Diana L. v. A. de Macedo-Soares - Ph.D from University of Montreal - is Full Professor in Strategic Management at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro´s Business School, Coordinator of FAPERJ (ADM/ECO) - Foundation for Research Funding in Rio de Janeiro State), and Researcher (PQ, 1 B) of CNPq - Brazilian National Research Council, as well as Associate Editor of RAE (Revista de Administração de Empresas). She has had business and consulting experience in several international firms. Currently, she is also Honorary Consul General of Finland in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has published four books and 73 articles in scientific journals, and has supervised 96 Master theses/PhD dissertations.

Tania da Silva Barboza, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro/Business School - PUC-Rio/IAG

Ph Doctoral student at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro´s Business School; She is a career employee at Petrobras, where she works since 1987.  She is a chemical engineer with a Master's in Public Health.

Fábio de Oliveira Paula, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro/Business School - PUC-Rio/IAG

Ph D student in business administration at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro/Business School, with focus on strategy and innovation. Formerly, he was project manager in firms of several different industries such as retailing, foreign trade, education, IT and Oil & Gas.

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Published

2016-10-11

How to Cite

de Macedo-Soares, T. D. L. van A., Barboza, T. da S., & Paula, F. de O. (2016). Absorptive Capacity, Alliance Portfolios and Innovation Performance: an Analytical Model Based on Bibliographic Research. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 11(3), 21-32. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242016000300003

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