Working Paper Series, Department of informatics, Copenhagen Business School
Volker Mahnke and Mikkel Lucas Overby
Managing Risk and Synergies R&D-Collaborations
Abstract: Many companies in the cross section of telecommunication
and mobile technology engage in R&D collaborations to manage uncertainty,
create synergies and learn. While the challenges of managing individual
collaborations are well documented, little is known on how to
systematically manage several R&D collaborations simultaneously. We use
modern portfolio theory as an analogy to show how companies active in
mobile telecommunication manage risks and create synergies by
simultaneously engaging in several inter-firm collaborations.
Keywords: Portfolio theory; risk; synergy; R&D collaboration; mobile commerce; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: O30; (follow links to similar papers)
14 pages, September 19, 2006
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