Authors: Liem Viet Ngo, Tania Bucci
Firms increasingly enter into business alliances in an effort to manage the innovation process, and with a view to achieving better outcomes. This paper demonstrates how alliance creativity and absorptive capacity are transformed into alliance innovation through alliance learning. Specifically, the findings from 389 surveyed firms in Australia show that alliance creativity and absorptive capacity affect alliance innovation through the mediating role of alliance learning. Interestingly, a test of an alternative moderating perspective shows that the moderating role of alliance learning on these relationships does not appear to be significant.