Handbook of Management Scales/Alliance structures
Alliance structures (alpha = 0.83, AVE = 0.63)
Alliance structures are defined as organizational units dedicated primarily to the management of strategic alliances.
- In our firm, there is a great deal of support for the management of R&D alliances through a central unit.
- In our firm, there are departments primarily dedicated to the management of R&D alliances.
- In our firm, there are various employees primarily dedicated to the management of R&D alliances.
- Schilke/Goerzen (2010): Alliance Management Capability: An Investigation of the Construct and Its Measurement, Vol. 36, No. 5, pp. 1192–1219.
Given that a 7-point scale (1 to 7) was used and, thus, 4 would be the ideal mean, the observed means were between 2.05 and 2.88 and, thus, too low. Therefore, the item wording should be modified (e.g., "dedicated" instead of "primarily dedicated").