Managing Risk and Synergies R&D-Collaborations: The case of Mobile Commerce

Volker Mahnke, Mikkel Lucas Overby

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    Abstract

    Many companies in the cross section of telecommunication and mobile technology engage in R&D collaborations to manage uncertainty, create synergies and learn. While the challenges of managing individual collaborations are well documented, little is known on how to systematically manage several R&D collaborations simultaneously. We use modern portfolio theory as an analogy to show how companies active in mobile telecommunication manage risks and create synergies by simultaneously engaging in several inter-firm collaborations.Keywords: Portfolio theory, risk, synergy, R&D collaboration, mobile commerce
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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