Regional and Global Alliance Network Structures of Triad Multinational Enterprises
Multinational Business Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 1-24
Posted: 2 Feb 2010 Last revised: 3 Dec 2012
Date Written: February 2, 2010
This study analyzes the structure of regional and global alliance networks of multinationals. It examines the network structure of 172 Triad (U.S., Western European, and Japanese) multinationals during 2001-2003 and how it affects subsequent corporate performance during 2004-2006. We study a framework of regional/global strategies based on the social networks view of relational ties among firms. Thus, we offer a new perspective to the growing literatures on the regional/global strategies and internationalization of alliance networks.
Keywords: Regional/global strategies, structure of international alliance networks, social networks theory
JEL Classification: F23, F29
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