Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 265–284

Choosing Organizational Modes of Strategic Technology Partnering: International and Sectoral Differences

  • John Hagedoorn
  • Rajneesh Narula

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490135

Cite this article as:
Hagedoorn, J. & Narula, R. J Int Bus Stud (1996) 27: 265. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490135


This paper focuses on international strategic technology partnerships, and the choice that companies have in terms of the organizational mode, either through complex inter-organizational modes involving equity-sharing, or contractual non-equity alliances. The empirical results show that the choice of particular mode of cooperation varies with the technological characteristics of sectors of industry. Joint ventures are disproportionately represented in relatively mature industries. Contractual alliances dominate strategic technology partnering in so-called high-tech industries.

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© Academy of International Business 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hagedoorn
    • 1
  • Rajneesh Narula
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Limburg

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