The purpose of this final discussion is to assess the results of the present empirical study in the light of previous research in the field and to position the major findings within the larger context of strategy and alliance research. More specifically, I will discuss this study with respect to its contribution to i) strategy research and strategic types in particular, ii) the study of alliance portfolios iii) research on the positive effect of networks and certain network characteristics on firm output variables.


Business Strategy Objective Indicator Industry Expert Alliance Research Social Network Theory 
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  • Katharina Wratschko

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