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Strategic Decision Processes in the Realm of Strategic Alliances


Jorge Walter


The George Washington University - School of Business

October 26, 2009

HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH STRATEGY PROCESS, pp. 371-411, Mazolla, P., Kellermanns, F. W., eds., Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009

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This chapter constitutes, to the best of my knowledge, the first review of the empirical literature on strategic decision processes in the realm of strategic alliances. I focused my review on those decision processes that are strategic, i.e., that deal with the question of how alliance-related strategies are formulated and implemented, and what impact formulation and implementation have on alliance and partner firm performance. By providing a synthesis of empirical findings on decision processes in interfirm collaborations, I intend to make two contributions: (1) outline the substantial body of knowledge that this research stream — in contrast to the fragmented and incoherent body of research on general alliance processes (Bell et al. 2006; Hennart 2006) — has accumulated, and discuss both its academic and managerial relevance; and (2) based on this review, I suggest a number of promising avenues for future research.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 51

Keywords: Strategic alliances, strategic decision processes, literature review

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Date posted: September 9, 2011  

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Walter, Jorge, Strategic Decision Processes in the Realm of Strategic Alliances (October 26, 2009). HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH STRATEGY PROCESS, pp. 371-411, Mazolla, P., Kellermanns, F. W., eds., Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1924334

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School of Business
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Washington, DC 20052
United States
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