Three Essays on Competition and Cooperation in R and D Alliances.
Degree: PhD, Management, 2016, Purdue University
In this dissertation, I investigate the interplay between competition and cooperation in R&D alliances. The alliance literature on this issue has emphasized that product market rivalry (i.e., market overlap) between partnering firms aggravates cooperation hazards by increasing the private benefits from opportunism. However, drawing on the multimarket competition literature, I maintain that market overlap between alliance partners can rather curb opportunism by partners because the multimarket contact between them might increase the expected costs of opportunistic behaviors by enabling broad retaliation against such behaviors across the shared markets. Based on this argument, I theorize and corroborate that the mutual forbearance from opportunism that multimarket contact generates not only promotes the formation of R&D collaborations in Essay 1, but also substitutes for hierarchical governance structures in R&D alliances in Essay 2. In Essay 3, I also extend the prior literature on competitive aspects of R&D collaborations that has been mainly interested in knowledge protection concerns in alliances between direct rivals. I join the alliance literature with the agglomeration literature to argue and show that geographic co-location between an allying firm’s partner and the major rivals of the allying firm introduces potential indirect paths of knowledge leakage to rivals, making the allying firm more likely to employ defense mechanisms such as using equity structures and reducing task interdependence.
Advisors/Committee Members: Thomas H. Brush, Jeffrey J. Reuer, Thomas H. Brush, Javier Gimeno, Fabrice Lumineau.
Subjects/Keywords: Social sciences; Alliances; Competition; Cooperation; Essays; Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
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APA (6th Edition):
Ryu, W. (2016). Three Essays on Competition and Cooperation in R and D Alliances. (Doctoral Dissertation). Purdue University. Retrieved from http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/701
Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):
Ryu, Wonsang. “Three Essays on Competition and Cooperation in R and D Alliances.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Purdue University. Accessed February 20, 2019.
MLA Handbook (7th Edition):
Ryu, Wonsang. “Three Essays on Competition and Cooperation in R and D Alliances.” 2016. Web. 20 Feb 2019.
Ryu W. Three Essays on Competition and Cooperation in R and D Alliances. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Purdue University; 2016. [cited 2019 Feb 20].
Available from: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/701.
Council of Science Editors:
Ryu W. Three Essays on Competition and Cooperation in R and D Alliances. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Purdue University; 2016. Available from: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/701