Determinants of knowledge transfer and learning in hybrid public private alliances

Sutherland, Janet , Tywoniak, Stephane , & Galvin, Peter (2006) Determinants of knowledge transfer and learning in hybrid public private alliances. (Unpublished)


This paper uses the case study of a hybrid public-private strategic alliance as data to complement and contrast with the traditional views on knowledge transfer and learning between alliance partners. In particular, the paper explores whether the concept of competitive collaboration conceptualized by Hamel (1991) in his seminal work holds true for all forms of strategic alliances. Conceptualizing the knowledge boundaries of organisations in alliances as a ‘collaborative membrane’, we focus attention on the permeability of these boundaries rather than the actual location of the boundaries. In this vein, we present a case study of a major public sector organization that illustrates how these principles have allowed it to start rebuilding its internal capabilities adopting a more collaborative stance and ensuring their knowledge boundaries are highly porous as they move more major projects into hybrid public private alliance contracts.

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ID Code: 27601
Item Type: Other
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Additional Information: Journal Paper
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program A : Business and Industry Development, Project 2006-039-A : Managing Knowledge in an Outsourcing Environment
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Deposited On: 28 Sep 2009 02:44
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