Does Peripheral Knowledge Complement Control ? an Empirical Test in Technology Outsourcing Alliances

  title={Does Peripheral Knowledge Complement Control ? an Empirical Test in Technology Outsourcing Alliances},
  author={Amrit Tiwana and M. Keil},
While the normative logic for forming technology outsourcing alliances is that such alliances allow outsourcing firms to specialize deeper in their domain of core competence without being distracted by noncore activities, recent empirical studies have reported the puzzling phenomenon of some firms continuing to invest in R&D in domains that are fully outsourced to specialized alliance partners. An underlying—and widely made—assertion that can potentially reconcile this contradiction is that… CONTINUE READING

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