IDC Seminar by Assistant Professor Niyazi Taneri

16 Jul 2016 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM Lecture Theatre 4, Building 2 Level 4, 2.404

You are cordially invited to a seminar by Assistant Professor Niyazi Taneri. Register your interest here.

Alliances for new product create value by allowing a more capable partner to take over a project or by bringing about synergies when complementary capabilities lead to added value from joint efforts. In this paper, we seek to understand what drives the alliance structure; the choice between collaborative alliances where both parties exert joint efforts and sequential alliances where, for the most part, the partner takes over going forward. We review and test the implications of contract theory on the choice at hand by analyzing a dataset of over 2000 biopharmaceutical alliances. We also find that aligning the choice with the predictions of our model has consequences for performance. Therefore, our analysis not only has descriptive power about the drivers of alliance choice but also provides valuable insight into the performance and eventual fate of alliances formed. Lastly, I will also give an overview of how this paper fits within my overall research agenda and how the IDC has helped shape my research agenda over the past few years. 
About the Speaker
Niyazi Taneri is a Professor of Engineering Systems & Design at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar and a Masters Degree in Management Science from the University of Cambridge where he studied as a British Chevening Scholar. After working for Tesco as an Operations Analyst, he completed his PhD at the Cambridge Judge Business School as a Commonwealth Scholar. His PhD thesis was awarded the 2013 ISPIM-Wiley Best PhD Dissertation in Innovation Management Award. His research is broadly in the area of Operations Management with a focus on Innovation Management and Sustainable Operations. His work has been published in Management Science. He teaches courses on Operations Management and Decision Analysis. Recently, he received SUTD's university-wide Excellence in Teaching Award. He has held visiting positions at Singapore Management University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and INSEAD.