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Implications of profit- and risk-sharing attributes for collaboration performance in software development

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AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
JulkaisupaikkaTampere
KustantajaTampere University of Technology
Sivumäärä159
ISBN (elektroninen)978-952-15-2329-8
ISBN (painettu)978-952-15-2292-5
TilaJulkaistu - 21 joulukuuta 2009
OKM-julkaisutyyppiG4 Monografiaväitöskirja

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NimiTampere University of Technology. Publication
KustantajaTampere University of Technology
Vuosikerta862
ISSN (painettu)1459-2045

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Research of profit- and risk-sharing implications aimed at improving collaboration performance has been focused on parcelled goods manufacturing. In this context, research has shown that profit- and risk-sharing is an indicator for increasing collaboration performance. The present study investigates the influence of attributes of profit- and risk-sharing on collaboration performance in the context of software development. The study is based on three research questions. Together, the questions cover the definition of collaboration performance by collaboration participants, and influences of attributes of profit- and risk-sharing on collaboration performance in the context of software development in the telecommunications industry. Data for this study was collected from respondents in two OEM companies and their supplier companies engaged in software development in the telecommunications domain. On the basis of this data, the definition of collaboration performance was constructed by content analysis. Through structural equation modeling, it was shown that profit-sharing was not having influence on collaboration performance. Instead, some attributes of risk-sharing and sharing of decision-making were seen as factors increasing collaboration performance in software development. The more detailed analysis of these attributes shows that in different collaborator roles (OEM, supplier), attributes of risk-sharing and decision-making sharing are experienced to influence collaboration performance differently. This study contributes the existing theory and research by defining collaboration performance and identifying the influence of profit- and risk-sharing attributes on collaboration performance in the specific context of the research. The study also contributes to the discussions of different interorganizational relationship concepts. From a managerial perspective, the study contributes by illustrating the breadth in which collaboration performance is experienced, as well the differences in the viewpoints of OEM and supplier companies. Also, it provides more information on deciding whether companies should deploy profit- and risk-sharing on an increasing scale in future.

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