Does Technological Modularity Substitute for Control ? a Study of Alliance Performance in Software Outsourcing

@inproceedings{Tiwana2008DoesTM,
  title={Does Technological Modularity Substitute for Control ? a Study of Alliance Performance in Software Outsourcing},
  author={Amrit Tiwana},
  year={2008}
}
Although control is presumed to be necessary to curb opportunism, its implementation in alliances can be costly and challenging. Paradoxically, some contemporary firms have counterintuitively developed successful alliances without extensive formal control. A widespread but untested assertion that might help reconcile this contradiction is that technological modularity reduces the need for alliance control. The objective of this study is to develop and test this assertion. Using data from 120… CONTINUE READING

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