Strategic Alliances and Models of Collaboration

Management Decision, Vol.43, No.1, pp. 123-148, 2005

26 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2009

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Emanuela Todeva

Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development

David Knoke

University of Minnesota

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to engage in a comprehensive review of the research on strategic alliances in the last decade. After presenting a typology of diverse alliance governance forms, we review recent analyses of alliance formation, implementation management, and performance outcomes of collaborative activities. Our findings reveal that strategic alliances developed and propagated as formalized interorganizational relationships. These cooperative arrangements represent new organizational formation that seeks to achieve organizational objectives better through collaboration than through competition.

The paper provides future research directions on partner selection, networks patterns and processes, understanding the integration in alliances through fusion, fission, and how to manage developmental dynamics. We conclude with some future directions for theory construction and empirical research.

Keywords: Strategic alliances, Corporate strategy, Organizational structures

JEL Classification: L14, L21, L22

Suggested Citation

Todeva, Emanuela and Knoke, David, Strategic Alliances and Models of Collaboration (2006). Management Decision, Vol.43, No.1, pp. 123-148, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1467701

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