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dc.contributor.authorLi, X-
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Y-
dc.contributor.authorWang, C-
dc.identifier.citationAsia Pacific Journal of Management, 2016, 33 (1), pp. 165 - 193en_US
dc.description.abstractHigh-tech firms increasingly rely on inter-firm collaboration (IFC) in new product development (NPD). While there is a growing research interest in exploring the economic rationale of IFC through the transaction cost economics (TCE) and the resource synergy of IFC through the resource-based view of the firm (RBV), little attention has been given to the institution-based view (IBV) that also has important implications for firms’ choice of IFC. In particular, how national institutional environment affects IFC in the NPD process remains under-researched. This study aims to contribute to the literature by extending our understanding of the role of IFC in firms’ NPD process, taking into account transactional, resource, and institutional factors. Based on a case study of two firms: a state-owned and a private pharmaceutical firm in China, our research identifies three key forms of IFC, which are dynamic at different stages of NPD and contingent upon an array of institutional, resource, and transactional rationales underpinning firms’ choice of different forms of IFC. Our study is the first one that investigates the role of IFC in the NPD process bringing together the IBV, RBV, and TCE perspectives.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomic and Social Research Councilen_US
dc.format.extent165 - 193-
dc.subjectInter-firm collaborationen_US
dc.subjectNew product developmenten_US
dc.subjectChinese pharmaceutical companiesen_US
dc.subjectResource-based viewen_US
dc.subjectInstitution-based viewen_US
dc.subjectTransaction cost economiesen_US
dc.titleInter-firm Collaboration in New Product Development in Chinese Pharmaceutical Companiesen_US
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