Strategic Alliances

Andrew C. Inkpen

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199241828
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596834 | DOI:
Strategic Alliances

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There has been an enormous increase in the formation of international strategic alliances and in the research efforts devoted to understanding alliances over the last few decades. The chapter begins with a brief overview of alliance forms and then moves on to consider alliance formation and governance structures, alliance performance, control issues, bargaining power, the role of trust, evolutionary processes, and alliance networks. Within each section, key research areas and questions are identified and the major supporting research and associated findings are discussed.

Keywords: alliance formation; alliance networks; bargaining power; governance structures; international business; international strategic alliances; research; strategic alliances

Chapter.  9844 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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