Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Fall 8-2009


Recent studies on strategic alliance show great interest on how firms develop alliance capabilities to achieve alliance success. This study examines the relationship between organizational learning capabilities and alliance performance. The concept of organizational learning capabilities in this study is developed comprising training availability, technical expertise, and alliance experience. It proposes that a greater alliance learning capability is positively related to alliance goal achievement. The research further investigates how the inter- and intra-firm mechanism, the average level of technical expertise and alliance experience, and the gap of technical expertise and alliance experience between the partners impact alliance objectives.


This is the unpublished conference proceeding of a paper presented at the Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. The conference brochure is available at Copyright © 2009 the author. All rights reserved.