Handbook of Management Scales/Interorganizational learning
Interorganizational learning (alpha = 0.87, AVE = 0.63)
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.
Interorganizational learning denotes the extent of routines designed to facilitate knowledge transfer from R&D alliance partners.
- 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.
- 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 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").