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R&D alliances and open innovation: Review and opportunities

Frankort, H. T. W. ORCID: 0000-0002-0022-1570 & Hagedoorn, J. R&D alliances and open innovation: Review and opportunities. In: Chesbrough, H., Radziwon, A., Vanhaverbeke, W. & West, J. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Open Innovation. . Oxford University Press.


This chapter takes stock of the empirical literature on research and development (R&D) alliances, one among other open-innovation (OI) practices, and identifies opportunities to bring the traditions of research on R&D alliances and OI into closer alignment. Through a structured literature review, it finds a wealth of research on the antecedents and consequences of R&D alliances and their characteristics, and almost half the sampled articles study R&D alliances alongside other OI practices. The chapter establishes that the core of the R&D alliance literature is rich and fairly balanced. Yet, it also argues that productive opportunities exist for more comprehensively examining the interdependencies between R&D alliances and other OI practices in their effects on performance.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is a draft of a chapter that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the forthcoming book The Oxford Handbook of Open Innovation edited by Chesbrough, Henry; Radziwon, Agnieszka; Vanhaverbeke, Wim; West, Joel due for publication in 2023.
Publisher Keywords: R&D alliance, open innovation, interdependence, performance, structured literature review
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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