Credible commitments in R&D collaborations : a testing exercise with a troublesome construct

Couchman, Paul K. and Fulop, Liz 2006, Credible commitments in R&D collaborations : a testing exercise with a troublesome construct, in ANZAM 2006 : Pragmatism, philosophy, priorities. : Proceedings of the 20th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference on Management: : 6-9 December 2006, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton., ANZAM, Lindfield, N.S.W., pp. 1-18.

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Title Credible commitments in R&D collaborations : a testing exercise with a troublesome construct
Author(s) Couchman, Paul K.
Fulop, Liz
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Conference (20th : 2006 : Rockhampton, Qld)
Conference location Rockhampton, Queensland
Conference dates 6-9 Dec. 2006
Title of proceedings ANZAM 2006 : Pragmatism, philosophy, priorities. : Proceedings of the 20th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference on Management: : 6-9 December 2006, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton.
Editor(s) Kennedy, Jessica
Di Milia, Lee
Publication date 2006
Conference series Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Start page 1
End page 18
Publisher ANZAM
Place of publication Lindfield, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) credible commitments
trust
R&D projects
inter-organisational collaboration
Summary The findings reported here are part of a larger study on cross-sector R&D collaborations in the Australian Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Programme. The study has sought to explain project partners’ collaboration experience using a theoretical model which was empirically tested with a survey of CRC project leaders. A key hypothesis was that the higher the level of relational trust amongst the partners in a collaborative project, the more positive would be the partners’ experience of the project. The construct of “credible commitments”, which is widely used in the inter-organisational literature, was posed in the model as an antecedent of relational trust and positively related to it. No support was found for the hypothesis. The findings are discussed and future areas of research.
ISBN 1921047348
9781921047343
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2006, ANZAM
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034931

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