Abstract—Organizations are constantly searching for strategic methods in order to stay competitive. This paper examines the relationship between organizations’ resource availability and absorptive capacity as well as type of alliances with organizational performance. A total of 2,500 Malaysian manufacturers were surveyed resulting in 335 of usable responses were then analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The result establishes that Malaysian manufacturers need to increase their efforts in increasing internal resources that are the source of competitive advantage in order to achieve superior manufacturing performance.
Index Terms—Strategic technology alliance, Resources,Absorptive capacity, Manufacturing, Malaysia.
Juhaini Jabar and Norfaridatul Akmaliah Othman are with the Faculty of Technology and Technopreneurship, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka,76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com).Mohd Asmadi Idris is with the Electrical Engineering Department,Poloteknik Merlimau Melaka, 77300 Merlimau, Melaka, Malaysia (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Juhaini Jabar, Norfaridatul Akmaliah Othman, and Mohd Asmadi Idris, "Enhancing Organizational Performance Through Strategic Technology Alliances: A Study on Malaysian Manufacturers," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 506-511, 2011.