Trustworthiness, risk,and the transfer of tacit and explicit knowledge between alliance partners

Becerra, Manuel, Lunnan , Randi and Huemer, Lars (2008) Trustworthiness, risk,and the transfer of tacit and explicit knowledge between alliance partners. Journal of Management Studies, 45 4: 691-713. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2008.00766.x


Author Becerra, Manuel
Lunnan , Randi
Huemer, Lars
Title Trustworthiness, risk,and the transfer of tacit and explicit knowledge between alliance partners
Journal name Journal of Management Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-2380
1467-6486
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2008.00766.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 45
Issue 4
Start page 691
End page 713
Total pages 23
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract The transfer of knowledge in alliances entails risk to partners, whose willingness to accept it presumably relies on the trustworthiness that they perceive in their partners. We investigate the extent to which the perceptions of trustworthiness and the willingness to take risk determine the transfer of knowledge between alliance partners and their ultimate impact on alliance success. The results show that the transfer of tacit versus explicit knowledge have very different trust and risk profiles. Whereas explicit knowledge is closely associated with the firm's willingness to take risk, tacit knowledge is intimately related to high trustworthiness. The results support the important role of trust and the transfer of tacit knowledge on the success of learning alliances.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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