Collaborative Strategy: Critical Issues for Alliances and Networks

Collaborative Strategy: Critical Issues for Alliances and Networks




This book provides approachable and insightful chapters that summarize state-of-the-art thinking and research on alliances and networks. Contributions by leading scholars cover foundations or fundamentals as well as frontier areas through a diverse range of perspectives. Topics include:

• the theoretical foundations of collaborative strategy

• firms’ partner selection and investment decisions

• contractual foundations of collaboration

• relational and behavioral aspects of collaboration, networks and portfolios

• novel collaborative relationships such as ecosystems and public–private partnerships, and the consequences of inter-organizational collaborations.

For doctoral and masters students, as well as managers new to the area of collaborative strategy, this collection provides concise chapters and literature reviews that make it an invaluable resource. Business practitioners and consultants who want to learn about this area and the underlying theory will also find this book a useful reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783479597
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2017
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 9.62(w) x 6.62(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edited by Luiz F. Mesquita, Arizona State University, Roberto Ragozzino, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Jeffrey J. Reuer, University of Colorado, US

Table of Contents



Luiz Mesquita, Roberto Ragozzino and Jeffrey J. Reuer

Part I Theoretical Building Blocks

1. Strategic Alliances as Agents of Competitive Change

Kathryn Rudie Harrigan

2. Inter-partner Learning in Strategic Alliances

Yves Doz

3. Alliances: A Distinct Strategic Tool for Reconfiguring Resources and Businesses

Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell

4. Alliances and Markets for Technology

Alfonso Gambardella and Claudio Panico

5. Real Option Considerations in Devising a Collaborative Strategy

Tailan Chi and Anju Seth

6. Collaboration in Strategic Alliances: Cooperation and Coordination

Tobias Kretschmer and Bart S. Vanneste

Part II Partner Selection and Alliance Investment Decisions

7. Alliance Partner Selection

Dan Li, Jingyu Li and Michael A. Hitt

8. Strategic Alliance as a Mode of International Market Entry

Stephen Tallman

9. When Collaborative Strategy Turns into Acquisition: Distinguishing and Explaining Partner Acquisition versus Joint Venture Buyout

Miranda Stienstra and Xavier Martin

10. Alliances and Exogenous Shocks

Navid Asgari and Kulwant Singh

PART III Contractual Foundations of Alliances

11. Contractual Design of Alliances

Kyle J. Mayer and Zhe (Adele) Xing

12. Property Rights Theory and the Governance of Strategic Alliances

Daniel W. Elfenbein

13. Global Knowledge Acquisition Through Alliances: Optimizing Contracts and Task Complexity

Farok J. Contractor and Jeongho Choi

PART IV Relational and Behavioral Aspects of Alliances

14. The Relational View Revisited

Jeff Dyer, Harbir Singh and William Hesterly

15. The Process of Cooperation in Strategic Alliances

Birgul Arslan and Africa Ari-o

16. The Social Context of B2B Exchanges: Trust and Relational Governance

Laura Poppo and Truc Nguyen

17. Behavioral Alliance Strategy

Thomas Mellewigt, Sarah Maria Bruhs and Arne Keller

18. Culture in Alliance Research

Franz Wohlgezogen

19. A Stakeholder-Based View of Strategic Alliances

Kerstin Neumann and Maurizio Zollo

PART V Alliance Networks and Portfolios

20. The Network Perspective of Alliances: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Ravi Madhavan and John Prescott

21. The Architecture and Dynamics of Global Networks

Maxim Sytch

22. Managing the Configuration and Evolution of Alliance Portfolios

Werner H. Hoffmann and Ferry Habasche

23. Exploration and Exploitation Through Alliances

Dovev Lavie

PART VI Novel Collaborative Relationships

24. Business Ecosystems

Robert P. Bremner, Kathleen M. Eisenhardt and Douglas P. Hannah

25. Public-Private Collaboration: A Review and Avenues for Further Research

Ilze Kivleniece, Sandro Cabral, Sergio Lazzarini and Bertrand V. Quélin

26. Multi-Party Technology Alliances

Caren Butter and John Hagedoorn

PART VII Consequences of Inter-Organizational Collaboration

27. Alliance Performance

Miguel Rivera-Santos and Pierre Dussauge

28. You Are the Company You Keep: The Relationship between An Organization's Alliance Activity and Its Status

Ithai Stern

29. Addressing Endogeneity Issues in Alliance Research

Octavio J. Martinez, Joanne E. Oxley and Brian S. Silverman

30. Alliance or Partnering Capability of a Firm: Antecedents, Constituents, and Performance Implications

Prashant Kale and Harbir Sin


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