Knowledge distribution, coordination requirements and contractual choice in technology collaborations

Furlotti, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-6750-9547, 2008. Knowledge distribution, coordination requirements and contractual choice in technology collaborations. In: L. Comacchio and A. Pontiggia, eds., L'organizzazione fa la differenza? 1st ed. Biblioteca di testi e studi . Roma: Carocci, pp. 55-71. ISBN 9788843045587

PubSub10108_Furlotti.pdf - Pre-print

Download (88kB) | Preview


The choice of efficient contractual form is often framed as the selection of a degree of hierarchical intensity suitably matching the level of contractual hazards. We posit that technology collaboration contracts are also responsive to the configuration of resources and to coordination concerns and that contractual solutions may be multidimensional and differ 'in kind'. A sample of joint R&D biotechnology agreements provides broad support for propositions concerning the antecedents. Moreover, we find that the way certain contracts are chosen in response to various contingencies, challenges the idea that they can be usefully characterized as 'intermediate' between polar forms of governance.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: IX Workshop dei Docenti e dei Ricercatori di Organizzazione Aziendale, Università Ca' Foscari – Venezia, 7–8 Febbraio 2008
Creators: Furlotti, M.
Publisher: Carocci
Place of Publication: Roma
Date: 2008
ISBN: 9788843045587
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 05 Feb 2018 11:12
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 11:12
Related URLs:

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View


Views per month over past year


Downloads per month over past year