Keywords: partnership, alliance, project, innovation, decision making, risk.
Topic: The more complex the deliverable of a project, the less a single firm has all the skills or the means to carry out its development alone. A major consequence is that alliances must be formed to continue the project.
Among the things put in place to support these alliances, quality and risk management plans are implemented to maximize the chances of success of the projects.
However, despite this, alliances face difficulties in achieving their goals. More than 60% of NPD alliances fail (Bruner and Spekman 1998) due to difficulties of communication between partners, hidden objectives or missing skills ...
This work will focus on the most common causes of failure. The contribution of the thesis will be to establish a repository of causes and to propose solutions to help avoid them.