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Building relationship innovation in global collaborative partnerships : big data analytics and traditional organizational powers

Akhtar, Pervaiz; Khan, Zaheer; Rao-Nicholson, Rekha; Zhang, Minhao

Authors

Pervaiz Akhtar

Zaheer Khan

Rekha Rao-Nicholson

Minhao Zhang



Abstract

This study examines how relationship innovation can be developed in global collaborative partnerships (alliances, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions). The recently emerging theory of big data analytics linked with traditional organizational powers has attracted a growing interest, but surprisingly little research has been devoted to this important and complex topic. Therefore, after developing the theoretical foundations, our study empirically quantifies the links between the theoretical constructs based on the data collected from chief executive officers, managing directors, and heads of departments who work in contemporary global data-and-information driven collaborative partnerships. The results from structural equation modeling indicate that the relationship innovation depends on the power of big data analytics and non-mediated powers (NMP, expert and referent). The power of big data analytics also mediates the correlation between NMP and relationship innovation. However, mediated powers (coercive and manipulative) negatively affect the power of big data analytics and relationship innovation. The interaction effects further depict that analytically powered partnerships have better relationship innovation compared with those which focus less on the analytical power. Consequently, the contributions of this study provide a deeper understanding of mechanisms of how modern collaborative partnerships can use big data analytics and traditional organizational powers to co-create relationship innovation.

Citation

Akhtar, P., Khan, Z., Rao-Nicholson, R., & Zhang, M. (2019). Building relationship innovation in global collaborative partnerships : big data analytics and traditional organizational powers. R&D Management, 49(1), 7-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12253

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 31, 2016
Online Publication Date Dec 8, 2016
Publication Date 2019-01
Deposit Date Nov 4, 2016
Publicly Available Date Dec 20, 2018
Journal R & D management
Print ISSN 0033-6807
Electronic ISSN 1467-9310
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Issue 1
Pages 7-20
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12253
Keywords Management of Technology and Innovation; Strategy and Management; General Business, Management and Accounting; Business and International Management
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/444895
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/radm.12253/abstract
Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in R & D management, 2019. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Akhtar, Pervaiz and Khan, Zaheer and Rao-Nicholson, Rekha and Zhang, M (2016) Building relationship innovation in global collaborative partnerships: big data analytics and traditional organizational powers. R&D Management, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12253). This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.





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