Handbook of Management Scales/Interorganizational learning

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Interorganizational learning (alpha = 0.87, AVE = 0.63)[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

An alliance management capability measure was conceptualized and operationalized. It is reflected by five underlying routines: interorganizational coordination, alliance portfolio coordination, interorganizational learning, alliance proactiveness, and alliance transformation.

Definition[edit | edit source]

Interorganizational learning denotes the extent of routines designed to facilitate knowledge transfer from R&D alliance partners.

Items[edit | edit source]

  • We have the capability to learn from our R&D alliance partners.
  • We have the managerial competence to absorb new knowledge from our R&D alliance partners.
  • We have adequate routines to analyze the information obtained from our R&D alliance partners.
  • We can successfully integrate our existing knowledge with new information acquired from our R&D alliance partners.

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Comments[edit | edit source]

Given that a 7-point scale (1 to 7) was used and, thus, 4 would be the ideal mean, the observed means were between 4.65 and 5.13 and, thus, quite high. Therefore, the item wording could be modified (e.g., "We always have the capability" instead of "We have the capability").

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