A comprehensive evaluation of determinants in collaborative R&D partner selection of small businesses in Taiwan

Yu Lien Tai, Junzo Watada, Hsiu Hsien Su

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    Abstract

    Despite the increasing number of firms committed to R&D strategic alliances over the past few decades, a large number of alliances have failed because of the incompatibility of the partners. The purpose of this study is to evaluate comprehensively the determinants, particularly for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that affect collaborative R&D partner selection. In this study, a two-stage Fuzzy multi-criteria decision making approach (FMCDM), combined with the Fuzzy Delphi Method (FDM) and Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchical Processing (FAHP) was adopted. Two sets of experts were chosen from the SME Technology-Intensive Clustering Assistance (TICA) project to participate in the research study. In this study, we discovered that two contributions to the selection of collaborative R&D partners among SMEs lead to the successful formation of R&D alliances. First, we provide a framework for solving the problem of multiple-criteria decision making in the process of selecting collaborative R&D partners among small firms. Second, we comprehensively evaluate the determinants that influence the success of the collaborative R&D partner selection process (particularly for SMEs) in the future.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 Proceedings of Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12
    Pages482-494
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12 - Vancouver, BC
    Duration: 2012 Jul 292012 Aug 2

    Other

    Other2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12
    CityVancouver, BC
    Period12/7/2912/8/2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Tai, Y. L., Watada, J., & Su, H. H. (2012). A comprehensive evaluation of determinants in collaborative R&D partner selection of small businesses in Taiwan. In 2012 Proceedings of Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12 (pp. 482-494). [6304067]