International R&D collaboration in high tech - the challenges of jet fighter development partnerships in emerging economies
2015 (English)In: Handbook of Research on Driving Competitive Advantage through Lean and Disruptive Innovation: Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) / [ed] Latif Al-Hakim, Xiaobu Wu, Andy Koronios and Yongyi Shou, Hershey, USA: IGI Global, 2015Chapter in book (Other academic)
This chapter seeks the answers to the following research question: Which are the challenges related to high tech R&D collaboration involving firms both from established and emerging economies? To answer this question, the Turkish jet fighter program is used as a case study. The study shows the chances to succeed are highly uncertain in this sector dominated by USA. Although Turkey acquired some level of R&D capability in previous defense R&D programs, the complexity of jet fighter development poses new challenges. Previous experiences indicate that technical capabilities are not sufficient, equally important is the formation of management capabilities. During the pre-development (concept) phase, Turkey chose to collaborate with Swedish Saab. The paper discusses several challenges in this type of collaboration for a full-scale jet fighter development program- These challenges concern intra- as well as inter-organizational management, the organization of the technical development projects, and the design of appropriate industry governance structures.
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Hershey, USA: IGI Global, 2015.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121725ISBN: 1-522-50-135-5ISBN: 978-15-2250-135-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121725DiVA: diva2:858704