Strategic Alliances — The Theory and the Literature

  • Rehan ul-Haq

Abstract

This chapter provides a review of foundations of strategy, major perspectives used in analyzing strategic alliances and a summary of key academic papers. The review details a number of theoretical perspectives — economic (market power, transaction cost, agency, increasing returns, game), strategic management and organization (population ecology, resource-dependency, organization structure and management, organizational learning, trust) — and adds to understanding the lifecycle of a strategic alliance in the commercial world, from stages of formation through management and evolution to dissolution.

Keywords

Europe Transportation Marketing Turkey Hull 

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© Dr Rehan ul-Haq 2005

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