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The role of partnering factors in international learning alliance success


  • Jeffrey L. Cummings
  • Stevan R. Holmberg
  • Qin Yang


Recent empirical findings and conceptual work point to the importance of partnering-related criteria in dyadic learning-alliance outcomes. Consistent with existing research on alliance partner selection, and building on the literature from organisational learning, knowledge transfer, alliances and international management, this paper develops a new multi-component model of key partnering factors linked to dyadic international learning-alliance outcomes. In order to delineate the model, we develop propositions with the aim of identifying a set of partnering-related criteria that can be used by firms to evaluate potential international learning partners and by future researchers to measure and examine the achievement of learning outcomes. We also fill a literature gap by proposing interpartner harmony as a potential mediator in the relationships between these partnering factors and learning outcomes.

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  • Jeffrey L. Cummings & Stevan R. Holmberg & Qin Yang, 2013. "The role of partnering factors in international learning alliance success," International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 3(1), pages 23-49.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijhrcs:v:3:y:2013:i:1:p:23-49

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