To Make or to Buy: Is this the Question?

This paper analyses the decision of food companies to realize innovations through in-house ac-tivities, outsourcing and suing collaborations. The paper uses information from a dataset of 389 Italian food companies collected by Unicredit group in 2007. We develop a set of hypotheses from three theoretical perspectives: transaction cost economics, strategic management and resource-based view. This paper aims at highlighting what firm’s features are related to the make, buy and mixed innovation-sourcing decisions. We found that these strategies are positively interlinked which is challenging current theories. We conclude the paper by discussing these results and bringing some interesting outcomes to discuss managerial implications and/or policy interventions in this highly strategic domain.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Sep 01 2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
1559-2448 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/132792
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Issue 3
Page range:
99-118
Total Pages:
20
Note:
The IFAMR is published quarterly by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Assocation. The complete library can also be found at www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 15
Issue 3




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